The Daily Blog’s June poll has been kicked off, asking readers: What party will you likely vote for at this year’s General Election?
You will see this month’s poll in the right-hand sidebar of the site. (Please note this is a party vote poll not a preferred candidate poll.)
This month we have brought the Internet Party and the Mana Movement under its newly announcement umbrella name: Internet Mana Party. We have also included the Civilian Party as an option and continued to include the ‘None of the above’ option.
We will continue TDB’s site rolling poll, one poll for each month, through to the General Election.
Comparing the results will provide readers an interesting account of how this audience cumulatively accesses each party on merit and performance.
As you can see from the graphic (left) the TDB May Poll saw 2454 people vote, pushing the Green Party to the top with 30% (down 2% on the April Poll).
Labour achieved 26% support (up 2% on the April Poll).
National came in at 17% (down 1% on the April Poll); Mana Movement received 10% support (down 1% on the April Poll); Internet Party came in at 6% (up 2% on the April Poll); then came New Zealand First on 4% (up 1% on the April poll), then came ACT on 3% (no change on the April poll); None of the above which attracted 3% of those who voted; the Conservatives received 1% (down 2% on the April poll); Maori Party achieved 0.7% (down approx 0.5 on its April result); and last on the rank was United Future with just above 0.1% with just 3 votes (down again on the previous poll).
How the poll works:
So you know, each person gets to vote once for one single party of choice. So choose well.
We have settings that restrict the number of times a person can vote from their personal computer and IP. That is an attempt to prevent a person voting repeatedly, if we allowed that the results would not give us a sniff of the audience’s view overall.
As the month progresses, you will be able to see how the parties are doing. If your preference changes over the month, you will be able to reflect this change in your vote in next month’s poll.
For the record, TDB does not claim this poll to be scientific. We run it on TDB as an indicator of the cumulative audience’s political preferences. We also run it over a sustained period so as to reduce the manipulation effect that sudden flight arrivals of audiences pushed here from other sites may have on the results.