This table shows the last five polls from the five public pollsters. The average is shown, as is the weighted average (which takes into account recency and size).
National is projected to get between 44.5% and 48.2%, which is a a range within the margin of error. Note though these polls only partially include polling since the “Moment of Truth” on Monday night.
Labour is projected to get between 24.0% and 26.1%.
Greens are projected to get between 11.0% and 14.4%.
NZ First are projected to get between 6.6% and 8.4%.
Conservatives are projected to get between 3.3% and 4.9%
Internet Mana are projected to get between 0.9% and 2.0%
These seat projections take the party vote figures from each poll, but a standard assumption for electorate seats of the status quo.
National is projected to get between 56 and 61 seats.
Labour is projected to get between 30 and 33 seats.
Greens are projected to get between 14 and 18 seats.
NZ First are projected to get between 8 and 11 seats.
Internet Mana are projected to get between 1 and 3 seats.
In terms of coalitions, the findings are:
- No polls predict National can govern alone
- Two out of five say National could form a CR Government with ACT and United Future (if they win their electorate seats)
- Four out of five say National could form a CR Government with ACT, United Future and Maori Party, if the Maori Party hold their seats and decide to go with National
- No polls show that Labour, Greens and NZ First could form a Government
- One poll says that Labour, Greens, NZ First and Internet Mana could form a Government
- The average of the polls predicts National could govern either with NZ First alone or with ACT, United Future and the Maori Party (status quo)
- The average of the polls predicts Labour could govern, but only with the agreement of Greens, NZ First, Internet Mana and the Maori Party
These options are very finely balanced. A change in the party vote of just 1% would make a difference to what sort of government can be formed. If the Maori Party win less than their current three electorate seats, or if ACT, Mana, or United Future do not hold their electorates – that will have a significant impact on the possible shape of a Government.
Labour’s decision to rule out any ministerial roles for the Maori Party may turn out to be an incredibly stupid move for them, as it makes them far more reliant on support from Internet Mana. A Labour-Green-NZ First combination (Cunliffe’s stated option) is between three and six seats short of a majority in the polls. On average they are four seats short. This means that they realistically can not govern or pass laws (if they form a Government) without the agreement of Internet Mana. Internet Mana would of course support them to be Government (even if not Ministers) but they would have a effective veto on every law.
These polls show every vote could count. A change of just 1% could mean that NZ First hold the balance of power. If you have not voted, bote today or vote tomorrow.
Tags: Election 2014