No news is no news

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, August 13th, 2011 - 6 comments
Categories: polls - Tags: ,

Another Roy Morgan poll:

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows support for Prime Minister John Key’s National-led Government is at 55.5% (down 2%). Support for Key’s National Party is 51.5% (down 0.5%), ACT NZ 2% (unchanged), the Maori Party 1.5% (down 1.5%), and United Future 0.5% (unchanged).

Support for Opposition Parties is at 44.5% (up 2%) — Labour Party 32% (up 0.5%), Greens 7% (down 0.5%), New Zealand First 4% (up 1.5%), Mana Party 0.5% (unchanged) and Others 1% (up 0.5%).

Little change all year, very little over the last three Roy Morgan polls.  Which suggests to me that voters still aren’t really paying attention, and everyone will stay set in their ways until the campaigns really start.   Don’t expect to see much reporting of this poll.  Polls aren’t news unless it looks like Labour is in trouble!

6 comments on “No news is no news”

  1. Colonial Viper 1

    There is this eerie feeling like it’s not even an election year yet. And I only know a few people who have mentioned the RWC, outside of the context of a news story on ADIDAS, or similar.

    • Lanthanide 1.1

      They’re really starting to pimp up the coverage of it on the nightly news, now that we’re under a month till it starts.

      Stories about traffic management in Auckland, stories about the bledisloe cup game, stories about queens warf with the cloud and big screens etc.

  2. The Voice of Reason 2

    To give credit where its due, Barry Soper on Prime News is either very good at maths or very good at reading Open Mike. Segment starts at 6 minutes in.

  3. Afewknowthetruth 3

    There have been massive changes over the past year but most people are not paying attention to anything that matters, such as this

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

    or this

    http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

    or this

    http://www.chrismartenson.com/blog/economy-set-starve/48474

    so the culture of make-believe continues to take us ever faster towards energetic, environmental and economic catastrophe, with practically our political leaders pretending nothing is wrong and pretending ‘the system’ has a future.

  4. mik e 4

    Nationals support parties have lost more support than any one else to the benefit of Winston Peters

  5. randal 5

    well if nobody has had any sex and the a/b’s lose the cup then the electorate could do anything…

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