Public Polls February 2009


After a three month break due to the paucity of polls post-election, Curia’s regular monthly newsletter returns.

The average of the public polls has National a massive 27% ahead of Labour and easily able to govern alone. The gap at the election was 11%.

Australia sees Labor on 60.5% for a 22% lead.

In the United States Barack Obama has a net positive rating of 31% and we compare this to Bush and Clinton in their first 100 days.

The UK Labour Party is 14% behind the Conservatives who are projected to have a 1000 seat majority on these results.

In Canada the Conservatives are down to 34%, just 2% ahead of the Liberals.

We also carry details of polls in NZ. There are details of polls on job sentiment, the Labour leadership, relationships and the Government’s handling of the recession.

A new feature this month compares the right vs wrong direction poll ratings for New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. There is a massive difference between countries.

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