Lefty poll favourite shows only 4% gap in Auckland mayoralty

The left wing salivate over the Horizon polls, especially when it suits them. Unfortunately for them the latest poll result shows that the gap between their darling Len Brown and John Palino is only 4%.

At the last Mayoral election Horizon said Len would win the last election by more than 30 percent. He won by 14%. If their error is that big this time round then Len Brown could be dog tucker…especially of those in Central, East and North Auckland find their voting papers and bloody well vote.

A mid-election poll shows only a 4% gap between Auckland mayoral candidates Len Brown and John Palino.

Mr Brown has secured 37.4% of votes cast up until October 2, and Mr Palino 33%, according to a survey by online polling specialist Horizon Research.

In contrast sharply with a UMR telephone survey released August 20 – before voting opened in what has been a low-key race – had incumbent Mr Brown on 47% and Mr Palino on 14%.The outcome will depend on how many of the super city’s voters will post back or return ballots before voting closes at noon on Saturday October 12, Horizon says. 

Get your voting papers out, fools…give Len Brown a bloody nose.

Horizon Research says a lower turn out so far is favouring the centre-right Mr Palino, a US ex-pat best known as the host of TV3’sThe Kitchen Job. The American has been seen as a long-shot through most of the campaign, but regardless is the sole standard bearer for the right since National’s Maurice Williamson decided not to stand.

Getting voters out will be key to the success of either main contenders’ campaigns.

A lot of Nats have carped and moaned to me about Maurice not standing and moaned about John Palino…my answer to them is that John Palino has something that Maurice Williamson would only fleetingly recognise, and only if someone else displayed it…and that is courage. It is sad to say but that is the truth.

Get you ballot papers out and tick Palino and post those papers in. NOW.


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