More blog poll results

Since my last summary in July, many more blog polls. The findings were:

  1. Tax Cuts – 76% say cut income tax, 17% say cut GST and 7% neither
  2. Universal Allowances – 66% support universal allowances and 37% parental means testing
  3. Winston and Owen Glenn – 73% said Winston knew all about the donation, 20% said Winston suspected it but was careful not to ask, 14% say he knew nothing and 5% say he knew about the donation but not the amount
  4. Registered Parties – 34% said there were 20, 26% 18, 19% 14, 15% 16, and 5% 12. I can’t recall anymore what was the correct answer for back in July.
  5. Rodney Hide – 19% thought Rodney was gay, 38% said he wasn’t and 43% said “not yet”
  6. Election Date – 48% correctly predicted 8 November followed by 27% for 15 November
  7. US Election – 49% back McCain, 38% Obama and 13% other
  8. National’s Benefits Policy – 41% say step in right direction but wimped out on real reform, 35% say good policy and 18% call it beneficiary bashing plus 8% want no benefits for anyone
  9. Olympics – 31% said the Ever-Swindells had the best performance, 25% choose Mahe Drsdale, 20% Nick WIllis and 19% Valerie Vili
  10. ACT’s No 5 – the favourite pick was Cactus Kate at 18%, Jim Hopkins at 15%, Lindsay Perigo at 15%, Owen Glenn at 14% and DPF at 10%
  11. Election Date No 2 – a second poll in September saw 45% pick 8 November, 31% 15 November and 25% 18 October
  12. Minor Party not to make it – the top choice for minor party not to make it back was NZ First at 38%, then Greens at 30%, ACT 15%, Maori Party 9%, Progressive 4% and United Future 3%
  13. Sack Winston – 88% said Clark should have sacked Peters
  14. Government’s ethics – 83% say less ethical than previous Governments, 9% more ethical and 8% equally ethical
  15. Why Winston not sacked – 63% say Helen not sack because of what he will say or reveal, 33% say in case she needs him after the election and 4% because she genuinely thinks he told the truth
  16. 2008 MP of the Year – Rodney Hide at 48% with Bill English 2nd at 24%
  17. 2008 Labour MP of the Year – Winston Peters scoops it at 58% ahead of Michael Cullen at 22% and David Cunliffe on 20%
  18. 2008 National MP of the Year – John Key with 50% ahead of Simon Power with a credible 32%
  19. 2008 Minor Party MP of the Year – Rodney Hide at 63% and then Pita Sharples at 23%
  20. 2008 Press Gallery Journalist of the Year – Audrey Young scoops 57% and Colin Espiner 2nd on 20%
  21. 2008 Public Servant of the Year – Owen Glenn may not have got Consul but he gets 46% with SFO Director Grant Liddell next on 32% and then Electoral Commission CEO Helena Catt on 22%
  22. National’s Tax Cuts – the most popular rating or mode was 7/10 on 17%. The mean was 5.7/10 and the median was a 7/10
  23. National Super Fund Policy – the plan to have 40% invested in NZ had 38% strongly agreeing, 28% somewhat agreeing, 21% strong disagree, 9% somewhat disagree and 9% neutral

I have marked what my personal responses were in italics, so people can see when I disagree with the majority.

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