One News Colmar Brunton poll February 2017

February 20, 2017

Polling Company: Colmar Brunton

Subsciber to NZ Political Polling Code: Yes

Poll Method: Random Phone

Poll Size: 1,003 voters of whom 808 have a voting preference

Undecideds: 15%

Dates: 11 February to 15 February 2017

Client: One News

Report: Colmar Brunton

Party Support

  • National 46.0% (-4%)
  • Labour 30.0% (+2%)
  • Green 11.0% (-2.0%)
  • NZ First 11.0% (+1.0%)
  • Maori 0.7% (-0.3%)
  • United Future 0.3% (+0.3%)
  • ACT 0.8% (+0.8%)
  • Mana 0.8% (+0.8)
  • Conservative 0.2% (nc)

Projected Seats

  • National 56
  • Labour 36
  • Green 13
  • ACT 1
  • Maori 1
  • United Future 1
  • NZ First 13
  • Total 121

This is based on no change in electorate seats.

Coalition Options

  • CR – National 56 + ACT 1 + United Future 1 = 58/121 – three fewer than the minimum needed to govern
  • CL – Labour 36 + Greens 13 = 49/121 – 12 fewer than the minimum needed to govern
  • C – NZ First 13 + Maori 1 = 14/122

On this poll NZ First would hold the balance of power.

Preferred PM

  • Bill English 31.0% (-5% from Key)
  • Andrew Little 7% (-1%)
  • Winston Peters 8% (nc)
  • Jacinda Ardern 4% (+3%)

Economic Outlook

  • Better 48% (+5%)
  • Worse 22% (-11%)
  • Same 30% (+6%)

Influential Issues

  • Housing 27%
  • Education 20%
  • Economy 16%
  • Health 15%
  • Environment 9%
  • Immigration 9%
  • Child Poverty 5%
  • Jobs 5%
  • Crime 4%

Most Important Issue

  • Housing 16%
  • Economy 11%
  • Health 8%
  • Education 7%
  • Immigration 6%
  • Environment 5%

Summer Holidays shift to February

  • Support 32%
  • Oppose 52%

Waitangi Day

  • Govt continue to attend at Waitangi 61%
  • Stop attending 31%
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