Comparing the MP ratings

December 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

I’ve done a little table comparing the done this year by Fairfax, NZ Herald and Trans-Tasman.

The Fairfax ones were out of five, so I have doubled them for comparison purposes.

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The National Minister with the greatest variation is David Carter. Fairfax had him as a 5/10 while Herald had 8/10.

Steven Joyce was only Minister to get the same score from all three publications – 7/10.

The overall highest ranked Minister was Tony Ryall on 8.3, followed by Finlayson and Collins on 8.0 each.

The Labour MP with the greatest variation is David Shearer. Fairfax had him at a massive 8/10 while Trans-Tasman had 4/10 and Herald 6/10.  Also great variation with David Parker whom Fairfax had at 9/10, Trans-Tasman 6.5 and Herald 6.0.

Parker’s overall average was highest for Labour at 7.2, followed by Robertson at 6.7.

All three publications had the National frontbench ranked higher than Labour, but still significant variation. For National the average was 6.9 TT, 6.8 Fairfax and Herald a bit higher at 7.4.

For Labour Fairfax highest at 5.6, Herald at 5.5 and TT 4.1.

So in terms of the average difference, TT had Nats +2.8, Herald had Nats +1.9 and Fairfax Nats +0.8.

 

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19 Responses to “Comparing the MP ratings”

  1. peterwn (3,168 comments) says:

    IMO Tony Ryall should lose SOE’s and be appointed Associate Ministers of Welfare (including CYPS), Education and Housing and charged with dealing (or myth busting) with the whole area of welfare in the broadest sense alleged ‘child poverty’, etc. There is inter-relation between these various areas and he would be well placed to exploit them to maximum benefit of all.

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  2. backster (2,082 comments) says:

    It would be interesting to include NZ Truth ratings.

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  3. Pete George (22,867 comments) says:

    Here’s another rating – Paddy Gower names Judith Collins as politician of the year and he makes a good case.

    It ‘Twas the year of the ball-breaker: and therefore Judith Collins is my politician of the year.

    No doubt this will make plenty of people angry, because “Crusher” has her enemies not just on the Left, but on the Right.

    She simply smashed her way through the year – nearly everyone who came up against Collins came off second-best.

    Few other politicians can say they didn’t come off second-best at times this year.

    She survived and managed the ACC mega-scandal. She put Bain’s Compensation claim in a choker-hold.

    She got her way time and time again.

    She has cemented herself as a potential future leader of the National Party.

    And not once did she come off second-best. It was ball-breaking stuff, it wasn’t always pretty, but it worked – and Collins is my politician of the year.

    http://www.3news.co.nz/Politician-of-the-Year-Judith-Crusher-Collins/tabid/1382/articleID/280646/Default.aspx

    And Gower on Russel Norman:

    Greens co-leader Russel Norman’s been cited by most of the commentariat as politician of the year. He had a great year, rising as defacto leader of the Opposition…

    But…

    It is frankly impossible to name someone who suggests printing money as politician of the year.

    I agree.

    John Key:

    Prime Minister John Key had by all accounts a terrible year. But hang on – Key ended the year with a poll-rating of 47 percent, virtually the same as election night. Now you can’t complain about that. That’s all Norman was able to achieve with the Greens – and Norman doesn’t actually have to do anything, just play opposition.

    But Key had a shocker at times, he certainly came off second-best.

    David Shearer:

    David Shearer certainly came off second-best, at times losing even to the blogs. Full credit for a (very) late come-back though, but he too had a shocker.

    That’s not what Shearer claimed on Firstline this morning, but he is getting better at parroting party PR devoid of reality. He’s almost starting to look like he believes himself.

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  4. Pete George (22,867 comments) says:

    Have Truth done ratings?

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  5. Manolo (13,399 comments) says:

    Mahuta wins it hands down. She’s an elegant, articulate woman of very polished skills.

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  6. PBJ83 (26 comments) says:

    What no mention of Norman in your summary DPF? Clearly the top politician. And as for Gower’s silly comment: http://swampland.time.com/2012/12/12/the-fed-finally-does-something-about-unemployment-and-its-big/

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  7. Mark (1,368 comments) says:

    Overall ratings are pretty fair. Ryall has been the star performer for National without doubt, Collins was going great until she made a mess of the Bain saga when she did her best impression of Parata.

    The herald must have completed their ratings after a night on the sauce. Parata 3 and Mahuta 4. Zero was probably generous for both of them

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  8. peterwn (3,168 comments) says:

    I would not be so sure Russell Norman would score so highly if he what he says and does is constrained by reality. For the present, anyway, he can say what he likes, but if he were offered a portfolio in a future coalition government, could he perform so well?

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  9. PBJ83 (26 comments) says:

    The green party is the MOST grounded and pragmatic party is the funny thing. The only party to take science really seriously as evidence.

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  10. gravedodger (1,517 comments) says:

    I guess Brendan’s new found status as “leader” of the “wilderness party” is all too recent to be rated.

    Nice one on the dwarf the other day though, maybe next time.

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  11. bc (1,335 comments) says:

    Interesting table, thanks for the summation DPF.
    Although didn’t John Banks get zero? The dashes (-) imply that no score was given. There’s a difference!

    Mark @12.23pm: Agree about Parata and Mahuta. Both are hopeless.

    [DPF: They were entered as zero. Blame Excel for how they display it!]

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  12. Paulus (2,503 comments) says:

    Norman is a great performer – he can say whatever he wants to get attention, and does.
    The fact that he talks greenpeace rubbish is irrelebvant to the media.
    He is on a par with the Fat German/Finn Dotcon.

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  13. Belinda (126 comments) says:

    Collins gets my vote, that woman is the only person I’ve seen with the courage to stand up to David bain
    supporters and tell them ” the emperor has no clothes”

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  14. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    Good to see this comparison, DPF. I’m still not sure that we are better informed for it though.

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  15. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    Darien Fenton does it for me. Style, grace, beauty and intelligence! :)

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  16. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    It’s not as easy as comparing ruby clubs though, is it?

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  17. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    [rugby] damn missing edit

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  18. Johnboy (15,011 comments) says:

    Easy if you are comparing winning clubs to HOBM Milky! :)

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  19. mikenmild (10,766 comments) says:

    And so to bed.

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