Split Votes

December 23rd, 2011 at 10:45 am by David Farrar

The split votes analysis is interesting. The number of peopel who split their vote continues to grow – almost 31% split their votes in 2011. Looking by party we see:

  • 63% of ACT voters voted for the National candidate
  • 40% of Conservative party voters voted for a Conservative candidate, 28% for a National candidate and 12% a Labour candidate
  • 44% of Green voters voted for a Labour candidate, 34% for a Green candidate and 14% a National candidate
  • 57% of Mana voters voted for a Mana candidate, 18% for a Labour candidate
  • 48% of Maori Party voters voted for a Maori Party candidate, 18% for a Labour candidate
  • 43% of NZ First candidate voted for a Labour candidate and 17% for a National candidate
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5 Responses to “Split Votes”

  1. Richard29 (377 comments) says:

    “44% of Green voters voted for a Labour candidate, 34% for a Green candidate and 14% a National candidate”

    This is the most interesting one to me given how far apart nationakl and the Greens are ideologically. I think it probably represents two things:

    – The Greens adopting a more mainstream position including emphasising where they have worked with National on issues like home insulation, toxic site clean up etc.

    – The ‘keeping them honest’ mindset of people who wanted a National government but who didn’t like the idea of the ‘elected dictatorship’ of an absolute majority so wanted to force National to compromise with a party of the left in order to bring them more to the centre.
    (I would think that the 17% of NZ First voters probably had the same idea).

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  2. JC (948 comments) says:

    Well, 43% of NZ1st voters voting for Labour puts paid to the old idea these are disgruntled National Party types.

    JC

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  3. Australis (101 comments) says:

    And 63% of ACT voters voting for a National candidate puts paid to the idea these are old members of the Backbone Club in the Douglas/Prebble mould. Those ACT supporters didn’t vote for ACT this time.

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  4. whoisthisguy02 (29 comments) says:

    a large portion of the split vote of the greens for the national party candidate would have probably been for goldsmith.

    http://wallet-and-watch.blogspot.com/

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  5. Richard29 (377 comments) says:

    @whoisthisguy
    Of course! well spotted – hilarious!
    http://www.electionresults.govt.nz/electionresults_2011/elect-splitvote-12.html
    A greater percentage of Maori, Green, United, NZ First, Mana and Labour voters voted for the National candidate than National Party voters!

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