Anderton in the lead

June 14th, 2010 at 10:44 am by David Farrar

UMR have just released a poll of 350 people (through an online panel) from . Their findings:

  • Unprompted Mayoral choice is 46%, 21%
  • When asked head to head it is Anderton 61%, Parker 30%
  • Parker has 49% disapprove and 35% approve
  • Anderton has 21% disapprove and 63% approve

Things are looking good for Saint Jim to be getting his hands on the Mayoral credit card.

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66 Responses to “Anderton in the lead”

  1. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    350 x 63% of utter uninformed dumbarses.

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  2. sbw (44 comments) says:

    SPEW

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  3. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Good god people are stupid.

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  4. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    Redbaiter (9780) Says:

    June 14th, 2010 at 10:49 am
    350 x 63% of utter uninformed dumbarses.

    Your contempt for democracy is noted, your name added to the list of those to swing from lamp posts.

    Isn’t it a shame you can’t force everyone to watch fox 24/7?

    You are typical of the ignorrant, illeducated, teapartybirtherpalincuniliguists.

    [DPF: 20 demerits for swing from lamp posts[

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  5. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Actually, considering they elected Bob Parker and before him Garry Moore, that utterly ignorant soviet arse kisser, its probably 100% uninformed dumbarses.

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  6. 3-coil (1,219 comments) says:

    Well the burghers of Christchurch will not be able to claim that they weren’t warned if they elect Jimbo as Mayor…they will get what they deserve.

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  7. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    Red, Borker : Get a room will you. The foreplay is getting painful to watch.

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  8. david (2,557 comments) says:

    Now I know why I left and why I am unlikely to return.

    “Its hard to soar with eagles when you are surrounded by turkeys”

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  9. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    [DPF: 20 demerits for swing from lamp posts[

    Thats OK Mr. Farrar. Believe me, nothing would give me more pleasure than to see Borker and his thug soviet clan turn up with a hang rope. Just think of what I could do to them in the name of self defence.

    BTW, Borker is playing games with your demerit system by posting under numerous identities-

    As Borker he currently has 70. (plus the 20 he just got makes 90)

    As Left Right Out he has another 90.

    He’s also been suspended many times under various other identities. (Borker, MNIJ, LRO) If there is any justice in the demerit system, then Borker should be banned for life for such utter dishonesty. He clearly holds the system in contempt and scorn.

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  10. Peter (1,712 comments) says:

    This is Christchurch we’re talking about….

    Who really gives a **** what happens in Christchurch? It’s like caring who the mayor of Palmerston North is….

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  11. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Red, Borker : Get a room will you. The foreplay is getting painful to watch.”

    I dunno what you’re watching dumbarse, for if you had been observing, you would have seen that I rarely if ever respond to that low IQ jerkoff narcissist and troll.

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  12. Inventory2 (10,337 comments) says:

    Having been down in the Garden City at the weekend, I have come away with the conclusion that Anderton is a shoe-in. Even a couple of Nat-leaning people I spoke to said that they would likely vote for him as “anyone would be better than Parker”!

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  13. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    You seem to be getting plenty steamy Red.

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  14. billyborker (1,102 comments) says:

    [DPF: 20 demerits for swing from lamp posts[

    20 DEMERITS FOR USING A COLOQUIAL TERM? yOU HAVE GOT TO BE FUCKING JOKING?

    No, actually, you don’t. The faster you spin, the dizzier you get.

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  15. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    ” You seem to be getting plenty steamy Red.”

    Go away moron. Take your infantile personal obsessions elsewhere. This is a thread on Anderton and the Christchurch mayoralty. You’ve said nothing on this issue. (and that’s probably because you know nothing) Give the whacker 100 demerits Mr. Farrar and ban him for life too. Utter waste of space.

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  16. nickb (3,687 comments) says:

    If the residents of Christchurch are dumb enough to elect this egomaniac neanderlithic thug, then they deserve him.

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  17. big bruv (13,879 comments) says:

    Peter @ 11.05am

    Normally I would agree with you, however when it comes to Anderton then we should all wish him the very best in his endeavour to be the mayor of Crimechuch (aka, the village of the damned).

    Better to have him down there than in Parliament.

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  18. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    I am sure Christchurch needs Jim Anderton in the same way we need you Red. Happy now?

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  19. slightlyrighty (2,475 comments) says:

    There must be something in the water in Canterbury…..explains why Ecan was dumped I suppose…..

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  20. lastmanstanding (1,293 comments) says:

    Redbaiter

    Heh let the Leftie carry on. It provides such good sport to watch those of the Left lose the plot. Lets face it It cant be any fun being a Leftie these days.

    Your leader barely registering on the radar. The heir apparents caught with their fingers in the cookie jar. And much more to come from the 7000 pages of documents.

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  21. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Even a couple of Nat-leaning people I spoke to said that they would likely vote for him as “anyone would be better than Parker”!”

    If they ever had any basic political principles, they’d never say that. Anyone may be better than Parker, but that anyone ain’t the smug smarmy long term trougher Anderton.

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  22. KiwiGreg (3,255 comments) says:

    I have to say it. There’s just something plain WRONG with Christchurch. It’s a pretty enough city but under the surface there’s something not quite right.

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  23. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “I am sure Christchurch needs Jim Anderton in the same way we need you. Happy now?”

    You’ve had as much attention as you’re ever going to get from me you poor loser. Stop begging.

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  24. Eddie (288 comments) says:

    BeKindRewind-starring Red.

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  25. MT_Tinman (3,183 comments) says:

    Anderton may make a good mayor as long as justice is served and he spends the term locked up in Paparoa paying for his participation in the fraud that was the last Labour-led government.

    Side-show Bob IS that unpopular though.

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  26. Adolf Fiinkensein (2,903 comments) says:

    A flat city full of Flat Earthers.

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  27. ben (2,379 comments) says:

    ignorrant, illeducated

    Priceless, Billy.

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  28. Leonidas (1,431 comments) says:

    Unprompted Mayoral choice is Jim Anderton 46%, Bob Parker 21%
    OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE!!!!!!!

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  29. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    so..anderton will rule christchurch…

    …brown will rule auckland…(suck on that one..!…act…!…eh..?..)

    the cleanout that goff will do ill redefine him in voters eyes…

    ..and one-term-john is definitely on course…

    it’s all looking good/better..

    soon progressive-forces will be in charge at the national..and the local-body-level…

    ..run conservatives..!..run..!

    ..see consrvatives run..!

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  30. ben (2,379 comments) says:

    I have to say I am shocked by these polls. Where was the poll conducted – Sydenham?

    I can also see an opportunity. Once Anderton is done with Christchurch then, finally, there might be some mood for a swing to the right. ben for Christchurch mayor!

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  31. ben (2,379 comments) says:

    I have to say it. There’s just something plain WRONG with Christchurch. It’s a pretty enough city but under the surface there’s something not quite right.

    I actually think this is right. I am consistently surprised at how much control collectivists are able to command in local bodies in Christchurch. And no amount of leftist silliness, whether its forced rubbish sorting or stopping buses mid-road and making cars needlessly wait, can stop Cantabrians voting for them.

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  32. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Its a “coloquial term” to directly threaten to kill someone in your world billy?

    Well of course it is, genocide is just another day at the office for your type isn’t it. The left speaks, agree with us or die.

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  33. Pongo (372 comments) says:

    As a christchurch resident I never ceased to be stunned at the disastorous behaviour of our elected representatives and their stunning ability to get re-elected to do it over again. Except of course when someone even worse comes along.

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  34. toad (3,674 comments) says:

    Anderton’s credit card is small bikkies compared to Parker’s role in supporting and encouraging Nick Smith and Rodney Hide to overthrow Canterbury’s regional democracy.

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  35. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Itd never about accoutantability is it toad, always about misdirection and squealing well he did it worse.

    You should really start paying attention to election resuklts and you might pick up that its that sort of theing that gets you out of government, not in.

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  36. starboard (2,536 comments) says:

    UMR have just released a poll of 350 people (through an online panel

    yeah but was the poll taken before or after we found out blanderton the trougher spent 22K on a trip overseas…amongst other things…the mans a pig…I think if you asked those same people again you may get a different answer… fuck me I think I will run for Mayor given the choices…blanderton , spend it parker or green gordon..what a choice..bring back Vicky Buck !

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  37. Grizz (605 comments) says:

    If Christchurch elects Jim Anderton, they will only have themselves to blame when the council coffers become depleted.

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  38. Waymad (136 comments) says:

    Toad, what sunk Ecan was 19 – count ‘em – 19 years of Not producing the very thing the blasted edifice was set up for – a Water Plan! Aided by healthy doses of incompetence, arrogance, and irrelevance – like the delusional insistence on Sea Level Change Sinking Us All – Please Stop It by More Funding!

    And the Jimbo news is just a reaction to the Bobster – when crayon comes to ballot paper, you may very well see noses being held and Bob sneaking through.

    Because the alternative is yet another burst of spending Other People’s Money, mostly on the least of Sandra Lee’s Four Well-beings – Cultural and Social.

    Pity aboot the Economic and Infrastructural well-beings, but they’re just collateral damage to the JimCrew.

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  39. big bruv (13,879 comments) says:

    “Anderton’s credit card is small bikkies compared to Parker’s role in supporting and encouraging Nick Smith and Rodney Hide to overthrow Canterbury’s regional democracy.”

    Fucking Greens!

    As keen as mustard on democracy when it comes to things they are interested in, however, as soon as we start talking about the EFA or the anti smacking bill then it is a different matter.

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  40. bchapman (649 comments) says:

    Thank you Nick Smith and Rodney Hide. Thank you Bill for mentioning Kiwibank as well. Sacking Environment Canterbury has gone down a treat. Be interesting to see a poll for Ilam next.

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  41. GPT1 (2,121 comments) says:

    I don’t get it. Surely there cannot be that many stupid people in one city. Then again Parker was hardly a revelation.

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  42. Richard Hurst (855 comments) says:

    A clown to the left of us and a joker to the right. What are we supposed to do? I’ll be voting Parker simply to try and keep Jim Jong Il out but Parker his property developer friends do not inspire conference either.

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  43. BlairM (2,339 comments) says:

    I can’t remember there being THAT MANY stupid people in Christchurch when I lived there. Can we just cut Canterbury loose from the rest of New Zealand? I suspect they would actually like it.

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  44. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    There you go again toad, you are one of the thickest pricks here on this subject. Ecan was fired because after 18 wasted years they left this province with, in effect, a reduced water management policy than the Regional council took over from the Nth Canty Catchment Board and in the absence of what they should have imposed as part of their statuary responsibility. They were disfunctional, incompetent and rudderless in the forming of a water management strategy. FFS it is nothing to do with democracy Ecan proved time after time, term after bloody term they couldn’t even budget anything like an acceptable funding to this area but the could waste sh$t loads of money on stupid ill fated opposition to schemes such as Pegasus Town on grounds related to a preconceived agenda and driven by the philosophies of staff. After squandering a vast sum of money that we will never know the total of, Pegasus exists with a recently reported population over 500 people and we still have no water management strategy and I am just as upset and disillusioned about that as anyone.

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  45. Danyl Mclauchlan (1,069 comments) says:

    The first thing I think when I read DPF’s post is that a finding based on ‘350 people through an online panel’ is basically meaningless – so using it as a basis to describe the city of Christchurch as ‘stupid’ or communists is pretty dumb. You guys really need to work on your basic critical thinking skills.

    [DPF: An online panel has some validity. It is not a website poll, but is chosen from a panel of people who have agreed to do polls. Agreed that 350 is not huge but the gap is well beyond the margin of error]

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  46. gravedodger (1,566 comments) says:

    Even the members of the bloody local soviet/socialists should accept that although we do not have the protection that U S citizens have against cruel and unusual punishment by way of a constitution, we as a city have not committed any crime that results in their rollover acceptance of Jamberton’s imposing himself on us as mayor. Is there not a dynamic forward looking vital person with a genuine desire to make this City proud instead of an old trougher, living in the time warp of the mid 20th century with a proven record of destructive personal cultist leadership. Good god he has just enjoyed the most cooperative and inclusive period of his time in politics as leader of his personal party of one and now he wants to single handedly blow a council that in recent times has actually given an impression of working together for the City out of the water. Pun intended.
    A swede on a manuka stick supported by the labour machine will win in CHCH

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  47. Pete George (23,558 comments) says:

    As Danyl said. An on-line poll sounds as credible as a TV poll for people stupid enough to pay four times the normal txt price to participate.

    Also – what is the point in this poll anyway? Why was it done? What use is there polling on an unknown list – are there ANY confirmed candidates yet?

    As in Auckland and everywhere else it is a long time until the elections.

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  48. Sonny Blount (1,782 comments) says:

    You’re so smart Danyl.

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  49. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Jim Anderton in the lead…. this can only mean Anderton’s lead will now give confidence for Harry Dyunhoven to contest New Plymouth… Once a trough feeder always a trough feeder.

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  50. Viking2 (11,467 comments) says:

    Christchurch eh!
    Ingrained English socialists. Bent as their coppers and troubled by their Elizabethan sexual problems.
    Someone please sent a note to the Press that the left has been booted out of Whitehall so they can encourage the local lot to leave now.
    Where will they go?
    Iran would be good.

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  51. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..The left speaks, agree with us or die…”

    shit muzza..!

    i am sure the record here will show you ..and others of yr ilk..are the ones jonesing over being able to go slaughter … lefties..

    ..eh..?

    but you don’t get demerits for that..do you…?

    shall we call that ‘the margin of ideological-prejudice’…?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  52. backster (2,171 comments) says:

    UMR seem to come out with some odd poll results. They are the same crowd that recently announced 76% of us wanted more traffic cops on the road. Some time back they announced that about 80% favoured a reduction in the blood alcohol limit. ..I think probably a case of he who pays the piper calls the tune.

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  53. Rod (180 comments) says:

    There seem to be a disproportionate number of “massage” parlours in Christchurch in relation to the population. Given the recent revelations of the proclivity of the Left leaning ministers, including Anderton, for spending up large on massages and spa treatments on the taxpayer, perhaps we are justified in speculating there is a correlation between socialist political views and enthusiasm for various types of manual manipulations.

    Also, given Anderton’s reputation for being reluctant to delegate decision making, one can imagine he might be keen to personally assume the role of Chief Massage Parlour Inspector and Regulator for Christchurch should he win the mayoralty. Perhaps he is thinking ahead and has decided such a local body role might make for a happy ending to his political career, do you think?

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  54. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    interesting theory there…’rod’……

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  55. chiz (1,144 comments) says:

    There’s nothing surprising about the results of this poll. A few weeks ago the Christchurch Star did its own poll, asking people on the street, and, from memory, they got similar numbers.

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  56. Manolo (13,734 comments) says:

    Interesting indeed, considering the bludger’s uncanny ability to manipulate baking dough. And socialist to boot he is!

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  57. first time caller (384 comments) says:

    At least the lunatics that vote to put the guy there can pay for his troughing ways all by themselves!

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  58. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    Can anyone tell me how Jim Anderton survived the purge today ? Phil Goff now has every reason needed to dump him from Fisheries which I am assuming he still holds. Dan at Dim Post was spot on with his take.

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  59. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    How many ex MPs have feed their egos by becoming trough feeders in local body politics as Mayors.

    Banks AKD
    Laws WGI
    There must be more.

    Soon
    Anderton CH CH
    Dyunhoven NP

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  60. RKBee (1,344 comments) says:

    Just an idea…. The Anderton Flower Show.

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  61. pq (728 comments) says:

    Its all very well for people to come on strong against Anderton, but Bob Parker has made a complete ass of himself as Mayor .
    David Farrar himself predicted the demise of Bob Parker in a previous post regarding the disgraceful Parker/ Marryat purchases of David Henderson’s property.

    It may surprise people to know that in the more affluent areas like North West Christchurch [Fendalton, Burnside] and South East [ Redcliff to Cashmere] there is a very high level of apathy to Parker.
    Parker will lose traditional centre right votes.

    Parker has been dishonest in a social and democratic way.
    He speaks in platitudes and he feathers up nests.
    and I can go into long lengths to prove this.

    This is socially conservative territory, and Mayor Parker is just a flimsy bit too liberal socially, and we all know.

    We are not unaware of Anderton’s faults but we have a simple choice.

    The difficulty we have is getting rid of Bob Parker’s acolytes like Sue Wells and Barry Corbett over there on the South side.
    Previous Chair of Ecan [ Canterbury Regional] Sir Kerry Burke will stand in this seat which is a similar seat to his previous Ecan seat.

    I am expecting that our new ‘People’s Mayor’ as he wishes to be known to stamp a new authority on Council as did Parker.
    We expect that he CEO Tony Marryat will resign,

    Peter Quixote

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  62. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    And Goff retains the “leader ” of the progessives… pointless god I can’t remember what , why ?

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  63. V (718 comments) says:

    Can someone please outline to me why Bob Parker is/has been so bad?
    What is it specifically that people feels makes him unworthy of being mayor?

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  64. hylton mars (9 comments) says:

    From Wellington it is difficult to judge whether Parker was good or bad — but surely Anderton is a complete disaster — and dishonest to boot.
    I have always considered him the silliest of the SOF brigade.

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  65. BlairM (2,339 comments) says:

    (from an online panel)

    This is a very important detail that I previously missed. It’s now pretty obvious why Anderton polled so highly. People who agree to be part of these are people who aren’t very busy – students, beneficiaries, housewives, pensioners… all people who tend to vote LEFT.

    I wouldn’t wet my pants on this one just yet – I’d prefer to see a real poll come out, and one from a company that is not deep in Labour’s pockets.

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