The media have covered at length the Curia poll for the Taxpayers Union on the current political environment. But they seem to have overlooked another Curia poll was also released in the last week.
A poll was done for Hobson’s Pledge on whether people support changing the name of the country to Aotearoa.
Media have reported at length how there is a petition to change the name, yet they have overlooked a scientific poll which ascertains whether or not this does have majority support.
The poll found only 28% support a name change to Aotearoa. Twice as many people are strongly opposed as strongly in favour.
It found even Labour voters were slightly more opposed than supportive. The lowest level of support for a name change came in poor (high deprivation) areas.