Of course he’s ahead, he has all the resources of the Media party helping him

There are no surprises in a recently released poll that shows Phil Goff well ahead of anyone else in the race for the Auckland mayoralty.

Phil Goff maintains a commanding lead in the running for Auckland mayor, according to the latest poll.

In the mayoral poll published by the Spinoff website, 38 per cent of respondents supported Goff, with Vic Crone holding second place at 11 per cent.

Six per cent favoured John Palino while 5 per cent picked the youngest candidate of them all, 22-year-old Chloe Swarbrick.

Mark Thomas and Penny Bright both scored 4 per cent.

The poll is as dodgy as Andrew Little’s and Colin Craig’s. It was produced by Horizon and the stupid fools at Fairfax and the paid for posts shill website The Spinoff are running around spinning it like it is real.

Sure Goff is in front but as it uses an online panel that is self-selecting then it can be manipulated and it appears to have been so.

You know it is dodgy because Penny Bright and Mark Thomas both scored 4% while some unknown 22 year old luvvie scores more. Toby Manhire really jumps the shark, but that is to be expected when a satirist is writing political commentary.

While her 5% result does not yet augur a Mayor Swarbrick, it adds weight to her argument that she should have been included in more mayoral debates as well the Spinoff/SSI poll, which did not proffer her name to respondents.

What utter rubbish.

With results like this they really have a shoe in for getting labour’s polling contract.


– Fairfax


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.