Georgina Stylianou at Stuff reports:
Cantabrians appear more likely to vote Green than people anywhere else in the country, a new poll suggests.
Data from the stuff.co.nz/Ipsos political poll shows the Green Party gained 8.8 percentage points, according to surveys done at the start of this month, putting the party on 21.2 per cent support in Canterbury against a national average of 11.3 per cent. …
Labour lost traction in Canterbury for the second month in a row, with the latest data putting it on 14.2 per cent, down 10 percentage points. Last month, Labour lost 3 percentage points while National gained the same amount. National is polling at just over 55 per cent – down 4 percentage points from July – of the Canterbury party vote. …
Right-wing blogger and commentator David Farrar said the Greens and Labour had been competing for the same votes.
At a regional level, the data had a higher margin of error so to “say Canterbury is more Green . . . will require them to stay at that level for another month or so,” Farrar said.
Only 108 people in the poll were from Canterbury. That is a 9.4% margin of error
Greens went from 12.3% to 21.2%. There is a 94.7% chance their vote actually lifted.
Labour went from 17.2% to 14.2%. There is a 71.1% chance their vote actually dropped.
There is an 89.1% chance that the Greens are actually polling higher than Labour in Canterbury.
So none of these are at 95% confidence, but they are more likely than not by some distance.