MEDIA RELEASE – For immediate release
Mâori Television Tns Poll – Tainui Electorate
Mâori Television is currently conducting a second election opinion poll of the Mâori electorates. Today Mâori Television
is releasing the results of its poll of the Tainui electorate. This electorate poll was conducted from 17-28 August 2005
by TNS Research Ltd.
Tomorrow (1 September 2005) Mâori Television will release the results for the Ikaroa Rawhiti electorate. This poll was
conducted during the same period, ie 17-28 August 2005. Yesterday Mâori Television released the results for the Tamaki
Polls of the remaining electorates – Te Tai Tokerau, Te Tai Hauauru, Waiariki and Te Tai Tonga – will be conducted over
the next two weeks. Mâori Television will release those results as they become available. All poll results will be
announced on Mâori Television’s news programme, Te Kâea, and via embargoed media release.
Results for the Tainui electorate follow:
If an election was held yesterday, which political party would you have voted for?
Preferred Party Tainui
(% of those who stated a preference)
Labour Party 55
Mâori Party 27
New Zealand First 6
National Party 5
Green Party 3
Destiny New Zealand 2
Act New Zealand 1
Don’t know/ none 14
Preferred Electorate Candidate
If an election was held yesterday, which of the following Mâori electorate candidates would you have voted for?
% of those who stated a preference
Nanaia Mahuta (Labour Party) 57
Angeline Greensill (Mâori Party) 36
Haydn Solomon (Destiny New Zealand) 5
Don’t know/none 16
In the last four weeks, have you changed your mind about the way you will vote?
Don’t know 5
Main Reason for Changing Vote in Last Four Weeks
What is the MAIN reason you have changed your vote in the last 4 weeks?
Main reason for changing vote Tainui ***
Policies or issues (general) 25
Tax policy 11
Student loans 3
The new Mâori Party 9
Was previously undecided 9
Campaign advertising 11
Watching/listening to the debate 2
Mâori issues 5
Labour Party policies 2
Do not want National Party 2
Don’t know 8
Base (have decided to change vote in last 4 weeks) 64
Preferred Prime Minister
Of all political leaders in New Zealand, who would you most prefer to be Prime Minister?
Helen Clark (Labour Party) 48
Winston Peters (New Zealand First Party) 17
Tariana Turia (Mâori Party) 7
Pita Sharples (Mâori Party) 1
Don Brash (National Party) 1
Richard Lewis (Destiny New Zealand) 1
Jim Anderton (Jim Anderton’s Progressive) 1
Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green Party) 1
Nanaia Mahuta (Labour Party) 1
Don’t Know 15
Date poll was conducted
Interviews were conducted over the period 17 August to 28 August 2005
Sample Size in each electorate
350 voter eligible Mâori aged 18+ (enrolled on the Mâori Electoral Roll)
Telephone Interviews. Random selection of telephone numbers (tele-matched from Mâori Electoral Roll) with quota sampling
to ensure representative cross section by age and sex within each electorate.
Maximum of 5.2% expressed at a 95% confidence level