19 Nov 2011

Greens confident strong polling will translate into votes

7:17 pm on 19 November 2011

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says he is confident the party's strong polling will translate into votes on election day.


The Greens have been riding high in the polls - as high as 13% in polls conducted by Television New Zealand and TV 3 this week.

In the 2008 election, the Green Party polled well up until election day and had hoped to get 10% of the party vote, but ended up with 6.7%.

Dr Norman says the party has been polling consistently over the past six months and thinks that is different to previous elections.

He says the Greens have been performing well throughout this campaign and its polling has been getting stronger over the period.

To try to ensure that strong polling translates into votes, the Greens will this year for the first time be running a get-out-the-vote campaign on polling day, making sure young people are enrolled and getting to the polling booth to cast their vote on 26 November.