OneNews-Colmar Brunton snap poll: voters shrug off Hager book

Free audio stream, including stories that are padlocked on our site. Listen on any device, anywhere. Updated twice daily. The audio stream takes several seconds to start on Android devices.

Launch Radio player

A Colmar Brunton snap poll for One News has found 77% have heard of Nicky Hager's new book Dirty Politics.

But only 28% say they believe its allegations about an organised smear campaign carried out by National. 42% did not beleive Mr Hager's allegations. 29% didn't know.

And 82% say it has not negatively influenced their view of National. 

9% said it had negatively influenced their view of National. 5% didn't know. 4% said it had positively influenced their view of the party.

A general OneNews-Colmar Brunton update was also released. It was taken before Dirty Politics hit shelves and found National down 2 to 50, Labour down 2 to 26%, the Greens 1 to 11, NZ First up 1 to 5% an Internet Mana up 2 to 4% (although a tival poll, below, saw Internet Mana falling 0.2% to 2%).

"Reality check"
Meanwhile TV3 has billed a new poll released tonight as a "reality check" for National.

The 3News-Reid Research poll was completed just before the release of Dirty Politics. It found:

Party vote:

National: 47.5 percent, down 1.9 percent
Labour: 29 percent, up 2.3 percent
Greens: 13 percent, up 0.6 percent
New Zealand First: 4.6 percent, up 0.3 percent
Conservatives: 2.5 percent, down 0.2 percent
Internet Mana: 2.0 percent, down 0.2 percent
Maori Party: 0.8 percent, down 0.3 percent
ACT: 0.3 percent, up 0.2 percent
United Future: 0.2 percent, no change

Seats in Parliament:

National: 61
ACT: 1
United Future: 1
Maori Party: 2
Right total: 65

Labour: 38
Green: 17
Mana: 3
Left total: 58

Preferred Prime Minister:

John Key: 44.1 percent, up 0.3 percent
David Cunliffe: 9.9 percent, up 0.4 percent
Winston Peters: 6.7 percent, up 1.4 percent

1000 people polled, margin of error 3.1 percent


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.6683 -0.0040 -0.59%
AUD 0.8885 0.0080 0.91%
EUR 0.6024 -0.0042 -0.69%
GBP 0.4290 -0.0018 -0.42%
HKD 5.1797 -0.0314 -0.60%
JPY 82.0140 -0.7150 -0.86%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1163.5 -2.500 2015-07-02T00:
Oil Brent 62.6 -0.180 2015-07-02T00:
Oil Nymex 56.9 -0.010 2015-07-02T00:
Silver Index 15.6 -0.015 2015-07-02T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5841.5 5872.6 5841.5 -0.01%
NASDAQ 5024.3 5027.5 5013.1 -0.08%
DAX 11082.0 11123.2 11099.4 -0.37%
DJI 17763.3 17825.5 17757.9 -0.16%
FTSE 6630.5 6630.8 6630.5 -0.67%
HKSE 26349.8 26402.8 26282.3 -0.83%
NI225 20476.7 20557.5 20522.5 0.08%