TDB’s June Poll’s Been Kicked Off


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.

TDB-Poll-May-2014As 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.

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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.


  1. The poor are no better off with the Greens than they are with Labour! Very magnanimous to be giving free doctors visits to the teenage children of millionaires while the struggling low income family lose their wife / mother to an illness – that could have been treated – if she could have afforded to pay for a doctors visit earlier!

  2. Can National really close in on Labour this month on the Daily Blog ? 17 % v 19 % at 6 June.

  3. Yes thats something i want looked at is the medicines payment aspect.

    I have a Type 1 diabetic friend whose medicine costs can be over the top.

    There has to be a better way of financing diabetics medicines

    From what i can see the medicine costs of a type one are much heavier than a type 2.

    Frank how about looking into this and doing a blog on it.

  4. Would sure be interested to find out where Internet mana’s sudden increase of support has come from.

    Even the greens increased vote is killing labour.

    There is obviously a big swing going on that hasn’t been recognised by the msm pollsters or they are hiding it and BULLSHITTING THE POLLS results.

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