21 Nov 2011

Katene could keep Te Tai Tonga seat - poll

9:01 pm on 21 November 2011

A new poll suggests the Maori Party's Rahui Katene will keep her Te Tai Tonga seat.

The Te Karere DigiPoll gives her 46% of the electorate vote, with Labour's Rino Tirikatene on 35%.

Respondents put the Green Party's hopeful Dora Langsbury on 10% - higher than the Mana Party's newcomer Clinton Dearlove, who's on 9%.

Those questioned say jobs are the number one issue, followed by education and the economy.

The survey spoke to 400 Maori roll voters between 23 October and 7 November.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9%.