May 2009 Cabinet Front Bench Blog Poll Results

We received almost 600 votes in this second unscientific blog poll on how readers perceive the front bench Ministers to be doing. The results are shown below in two ways.

Net Approval Ratings

This is the sum of those who said Very Good or Good less the sum of those who said Poor or Very Poor. The change from two months ago is shown in brackets

  1. John Key +57% (-10%)
  2. Chris Finlayson +52% (-1%)
  3. Tony Ryall +47% (+4%)
  4. Bill English +44% (-10%)
  5. Simon Power +41% (-13%)
  6. Judith Collins +37% (-11%)
  7. Anne Tolley +13% (-8%)
  8. Gerry Brownlee +6% (+4%)
  9. Nick Smith -8% (-35%)

Ryall and Brownlee have had their net approval improve from March. Nick Smith has had the most dramatic change in impression.

Weighted Average

The other measure is a weighted average which takes account of if people said they were very good or just good etc. Basically it assigns a value of 100% for a VG, 75% for a G, 50% for an average, 25% for a P and 0% for a VP. The overall weighted averages are:

  1. John Key 76% (-4%)
  2. Chris Finlayson 71% (nc)
  3. Tony Ryall 70% (+4%)
  4. Bill English 66% (-4%)
  5. Simon Power 66% (-5%)
  6. Judith Collins 66% (-4%)
  7. Anne Tolley 53% (-4%)
  8. Gerry Brownlee 50% (+1%)
  9. Nick Smith 44% (-14%)

Now again these are not scientific, and only reflect the particular preferences of Kiwiblog readers who participated.

%d bloggers like this: