4 Nov 2011

Turei believes New Zealanders are buying into Greens' policy

12:23 pm on 4 November 2011

The Green Party says current polling shows New Zealanders are buying into their policy for a clean, green New Zealand.

Two polls published on Thursday show the Greens are the only minor party registering above the 5% threshold needed to get into Parliament.


The ONE News Colmar Brunton poll, taken between Saturday and Wednesday this week, shows the Greens on 9%. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.

The New Zealand Herald DigiPoll, conducted between last Friday and Wednesday, shows the Greens have 10.1% support. The survey of 750 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6%.

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says she is very pleased that the party's polling is strong and stable, just weeks out from the election.

"We have been polling around 10 percent-ish for some months now, and I think New Zealanders believe in our vision for a clean, green economy that works for everyone.

"They believe in our priorities of jobs and rivers and kids - and we are seeing that reflected in the polls."

Ms Turei says the Greens hope to take that support into election day on 26 November.