There is no mayoral election in Auckland

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DECIDED VOTERS

Phil Goff: 52%
Vic Crone: 15%
John Palino: 8%
Cloe Swarbrick: 7%
Mark Thomas 5%
Penny Bright: 5%
Others: 8%

INCLUDING UNDECIDED VOTERS

Phil Goff: 38%
Vic Crone: 11%
John Palino: 6%
Cloe Swarbrick: 5%
Mark Thomas 4%
Penny Bright: 4%
Others : 5%
No response: 4
Don’t know: 23%

Source: Horizon Research. The survey, commissioned by Derek Handley’s non-profit Aera Foundation, polled 748 eligible Auckland voters between 8 September and 12 September 2016 – via NBR

Three more years of Len Brown, except with renewed energy and the lack of being cowed by a sex scandal.

Time to pay up or move away

Maybe a good right candidate backed by a cohesive campaign would have made a difference.   Due to be absurd behavior of Michelle Boag, Nicky Kaye, Jo de Joux and others, we’ll never know.

Here is the real shame that lands on their shoulders

As well as commanding among Labour and Green-affiliated voters, he registers 24% support among National-identified supporters – more than any other candidate include the leading centre-right contenders Victoria Crone (who drew the support of 21% of National Party voters) and John Palino (13%).

The shambles that is the right is so distasteful to the voter that Phil Goff is even preferred by most National voters.   This is against a backdrop of a National government that goes from strength to strength.

Just how bad is Vic Crone?

Well, I did warn everyone right at the beginning.

 

– NBR


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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.

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