10 Sep 2013

Maori Party support slumps - poll

7:35 pm on 10 September 2013

A poll suggests support for the Maori Party through the party vote has halved in the past two years - slumping to 17%.

The survey, by the TVNZ news programme Te Karere, also shows fewer people would give their electorate vote to the party, with the proportion dipping to just 29%.

According to the poll, the Labour Party is the most popular party among Maori voters with the Greens very close behind the Maori Party.

Te Karere says Labour's party vote has grown by 5% since the start of the year, while that of the Maori Party has shrunk by 11%.