Poll sees Internet Mana with two MPs

Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom

Internet Mana would have two MPs if an election were held tomorrow, according to a new Herald Digipoll.

The poll puts the new party on 1.4%, just over the threshold to get an Internet Party list MP into the House on Hone Harawira's coat-tails if the Mana leader holds his Te Tai Tokerau electorate (where one survey had him behind Labour's Kelviin Davis). Internet Party leader Laila Harre is expected to top her party's list, which will be announced this Thursday.

The telephone poll of 750 eligible voters began June 6, just after the Internet Party and Mana decided to combined forces to register as a new party, Internet Mana. Their alliance expires six weeks after the September 20 election.

Elsewhere, the poll mirrors two other recent surveys in showing a strong post-budget numbers for National. The party is steady on 50.4% (against 50.8% in March) — which would translate to 64 seats or enough to govern alone.

Labour is up one to 30.5%, the Greens down 2.5% to 11%.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig would also bring a list MP into Parliament with him should he decide on then win an electorate seat, the poll finds. 

UnitedFuture and ACT did not register enough support to bring in another MP should they hold their single seats.

NZ First was flat on 3.6%.


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