7 Oct 2013

Waiariki voters support Maori Party

7:52 pm on 7 October 2013

A poll of Maori voters in the Waiariki electorate shows significant support for the Maori Party in the party and electorate votes.

The survey, by the TVNZ news programme Te Karere, reveals 35% of Maori in Waiariki would vote for the Maori Party, and 43% of them would choose a Maori Party candidate.

An overwhelming 75% of voters in the Bay of Plenty Maori electorate are happy with Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell, with 39% of those voters saying he is doing an above average job.

Labour is second favourite in the party and electorate votes, with 29% and 17% respectively, while the Greens were third in the party vote on 8% and the Mana Party third in the electorate vote on 8%.

The Te Karere digipoll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3%.