“Between September 22-26, 2021, 1001 eligible voters were polled by mobile phone (501) and online (500). The maximum sampling error is approximately ±3.1%-points at the 95% confidence level. For party support, percentages have been rounded up or down to whole numbers. The data has been weighted to align with Stats NZ population counts for age, gender, region and ethnic identification. The sample for mobile phones is selected by random dialling using probability sampling, and the online sample is collected using an online panel.” –TV One website.
TV One is of course a dedicated promoter of the Jacinda government, as are TV3, RNZ, NZME and Stuff which is what they (and several others, see Monday’s post) have been paid by her government from Taxpayers’ money to do. Jacinda & Co. should be pleased. One might have expected that with all her failures and unacceptable policies, her support would be much lower — and it likely would have been if these media organisations weren’t so biased.
We’ve seen other polls which show her party support lower at 38%, but the margin of error plus fickleness accounts for such differences.
What is particularly interesting and not shown in the Colmar Brunton results, however, is that there is a big gender difference. A Curia poll we were sent by the Taxpayers Union a couple of weeks ago showed that support for the Jacinda government among women is about 60% higher than among men. For ACT the gender difference is huge: 9% among women and 22% among men.