Maori TV yesterday released the results of their poll of the Te Tai Hauauru electorate, and it’s a close one, with the Maori Party’s Chris McKenzie just 3% ahead of Labour’s Adrian Rurawhe. Given that the pundits and iPredict have been expecting a relatively comfortable win for Labour, it’s an unexpected result.
Mr Rurawhe was certainly surprised:
“The results I have from our door-knocking led me to think that I should’ve been ahead and I’m not altogether convinced that I’m not.”
Of course, it’s just one poll of 500 voters, and it’s certainly a shakeup for Labour, but Mr Rurawhe might take some comfort from the fact that the punters at iPredict are still betting on a Labour victory in the seat.
The results for the electorate vote are as follows:
- Maori Party (Chris McKenzie) – 32%
- Labour (Adrian Rurawhe) – 29%
- Greens (Jack McDonald) – 11%
- Mana (Jordan Winiata) – 10%
In the party vote stakes, Labour has a comfortable lead:
- Labour – 36%
- Maori Party – 23%
- National – 12%
- Greens – 11%
- Internet Mana – 11%
- NZ First – 7%