Maori Television report:
The first Māori Television Curia Research poll was released tonight and revealed Labour with a huge lead at 51% as most preferred party. The closest was the Māori Party at 10%, with all others trailing in single digits. Voters also identified the Māori Party as the most preferred coalition partner with Labour – before the Greens and New Zealand First. …
Labour’s Adrian Rurawhe leads in the preferred candidates at 38%, followed by the Māori Party’s Debbie Ngarewa-Packer at 20%. Other candidates were 1% or less. But the poll also revealed 30% of voters in Te Tai Hauāuru had still not chosen their favourite candidate just three weeks out from the general election.
The challenge for the Maori Party is much the same as for all the other parties challenging Labour. Covid-19 has dominated so much that other issues are not getting much consideration.