I’ve been tipped off to a possible issue with Dodgy John ‘if I wear my policy on my sleeve, I won’t get elected’ Banks’ most recent mayoral poll.
I covered John Banks’ first poll release noting that he cheekily weighted his results on 2007 sub-regional turnout. Given this year’s election is likely to result in an uptick in voting, this is slightly dubious.
This news report notes the results are ‘from a Curia Market Research poll of 1500 ratepayers’ note that last word, ratepayers.
If Curia was only polling ‘ratepayers’ then it has missed a pretty big voter segment of the population that being non-ratepayers who might be more likely to vote Len Brown. Surely Curia wouldn’t be so silly?
I wonder if this is just a mistake because if it’s deliberate then people need to be very wary of claims of support for the Mayor for Remuera.