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Brown to beat Banks, don’t tell Granny

Written By: - Date published: 9:28 am, September 16th, 2010 - 9 comments
Categories: auckland supercity, democracy under attack, john banks, len brown, polls - Tags: , ,

Two more Supercity polls. Brown ahead 29% v 17% in a Horizon poll. Herald’s Digipoll has it closer – 29.8% v 27.8%. Brown still ahead.

Naturally, the Herald calls it too close to call. Spends the article arguing Banks is actually in the lead.

Sure, it’s not done and dusted yet. But every poll has shown Brown on top.

Looks like the Right’s plan for an Auckland coup is coming unstuck.

Guess they’re lucky Labour and the Greens just rolled over and supported their nation-wide coup.

9 comments on “Brown to beat Banks, don’t tell Granny”

  1. smhead 1

    The horizon poll being an online opt-in poll. Gee that makes it really valid.

    The digipoll is much closer to reality because it’s an actual poll of random sample voters. If the digipoll numbers are right then it is very close. Brown’s struggle is getting his people to vote. Looks like he’s getting pretty desperate, which is why he’s spending so much money on tv advertising.

    • Bright Red 1.1

      Don’t stop believing, smhead.

    • bbfloyd 1.2

      sounds like your the desperate one young sm…

      • smhead 1.2.1

        Yeah I must be. That’s why Willie Jackson (RWNJ) has just said with Brown and Banks neck and neck, Brown must be “very worried” because Brown’s only leading in South Auckland and South Auckland voters don’t turn out. Jackson also said if he was putting money on it, he would be putting money on Banks.

        Willie Jackson must be a believer too.

  2. peter 2

    Take a look at Mr Jackson’s property in Mangere Bridge sometime. Don’t think too many of his listeners can afford such digs.

    • Craig Glen Eden 2.1

      Willie Jackson said so, so what? SM head, since when did Jackson become your political sage. Have a look at his political career what a star, not!

  3. Carol 3

    And clearly Jackson has not been near the people I have talked to out here in West Auckland. Their attitude is like, anyone but Banks: Brown gets my vote. There’s a lot of anger that Hide has aimed to deliver west Auckland/Waitakere to Banks.

  4. hurr 4

    Another NZHerald digipol has just come out regarding Aucklands transport. With 23.5% wanting a rail link to the airport (Hi Len) and 18.4% wanting improvements to Aucklands roading (Banks and his we will fix the motorway network. But don’t get your hopes up, building congestion will always do that, create more congestion and of course that can only be fixed by creating another motorway!).

    It’s suprising to see that only 8.6% want the CBD rail loop to be built, considering until the loop is complete Britomart is at capacity. That means no Airport link, no northshore link, no eastern link.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10673755

    • handle 4.1

      Not surprising at all. The public has only just started to hear how new trains to the airport or anywhere else depend on the cbd loop being built first. Having them as two separate options in the Herald’s opinion poll tells us that whoever designed it didn’t know either.

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