A big month in the polls, as you can see above. The monthly newsletter is out, and the executive summary is:
Curia’s Polling Newsletter – Issue 112, August 2017
There were five political voting polls in August – a Roy Morgan, two Newshub Reid Research and two One News Colmar Bruntons.
The average of the public polls saw National 6% ahead of Labour in August, down 13% from July. Note that this includes all polls in August including those that taken before or during the leadership changes in Labour and the Greens.
The seat projection for August was centre-right 54 seats, centre-left 54 which would see the NZ First hold the balance of power.
We show the current New Zealand poll averages for party vote, country direction and preferred PM compared to three months ago, a year ago, three years ago and nine years ago. This allows easy comparisons between terms and Governments.
National’s party vote is 3% below a year ago and 6% below three years ago.
Labour’s party vote was 8% higher than a year ago and 11% higher than three years ago.
In the United States as the rhetoric around North Korea escalates Trump’s approval for foreign policy falls.
In the UK, the Conservatives and Labour are almost neck and neck in the polls.
In Australia, Labour have extended their lead over the Coalition to 8% on a two party preferred basis.
In Canada, The Liberals maintain an 8% lead over the Conservatives.
We also carry details of polls on Whangarei, Israel, Maori seats, Ohariu, water tax and the top tax rate as well as business and consumer confidence.
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