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National Virtually Unchanged (up 0.5% to 44%); Labour Gains 2% to 34.5% an Election now would be too close to call.

This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone with a NZ wide cross-section of 911 electors from March 11-24, 2013. Of all electors surveyed 4.5% (down 0.5%) didn’t name a party.

Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a small rise in support for Prime Minister John Key’s National Party to 44% (up 0.5% since early March). Support for Key’s Coalition partners shows the Maori Party 2.5% (up 0.5%), ACT NZ 0.5% (unchanged) and United Future 1% (up 0.5%).

Support for Labour is 34.5% (up 2%); Greens are 13% (down 0.5%), New Zealand First 3% (down 2%), Mana Party 0.5% (up 0.5%), Conservative Party of NZ 1% (down 1%) and Others 0% (down 0.5%).

If a National Election were held today this New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows that the result would be too close to call.

The latest NZ Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating is up 5.5pts to 119.5 with 53.5% (up 2%) of NZ saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 34% (down 3.5%) that say NZ is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.

Gary Morgan says:

“Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows small gains for the parties in the Governing Coalition led by Prime Minister John Key’s National (44%, up 0.5%), however support for Labour (34.5%, up 2%) has also increased and if a National Election were held today the result would be too close to call.

“Providing a boost for the Key Government this week is the increase in the NZ Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating — up 5.5pts to 119.5 with 53.5% (up 2%) of New Zealanders saying NZ is ‘heading in the right direction.’ A further positive for the Government is that despite the ongoing problems in the Education Ministry related to the ‘Novopay Saga’, which has dogged the Government for months — including the recent technical review finding that there were 526 defects in the system, electors appear to have moved past the issue as “Mr. Fix-it” Steve Joyce is given time to sort it out.”

Electors were asked: “If a New Zealand Election were held today which party would receive your party vote?”

This latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll on voting intention was conducted by telephone with a NZ wide cross-section of 911 electors from March 11-24, 2013. Of all electors surveyed 4.5% (down 0.5%) didn’t name a party.

Primary Vote

NZ Government Confidence Rating