Just published the monthly polling newsletter. The summary is:
The average of the public polls has National 14% ahead of Labour in January, 2% greater than in December. The seat projection is centre-right 57 seats, centre-left 61.
Australia has divergent poll results with Roy Morgan having the Coalition 3% ahead and Newspoll 12% ahead. Newspoll also has Gillard’s approval rating dropping and Abbott’s rising.
In the United States Barack Obama’s approval rating is at +10%, and the country direction is -22%. The generic congressional poll average has the Democrats 5% ahead of the Republicans.
In the UK the Conservatives are 8% behind Labour, having gone up in the polls after announcing a future referendum on membership of the EU.
In Canada the Conservatives are on 25%, NDP 30% and Liberals 22%.
The normal two tables are provided comparing the country direction sentiment and head of government approval sentiment for the five countries. New Zealand continues to top both.
We also carry details of polls in New Zealand on Maori voters, Prince Charles, same sex marriage, euthanasia, housing affordability, The Hobbit, drink driving plus the normal business and consumer confidence polls.
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