3 Sep 10
Len Brown is now polling 13% ahead of John Banks in the Auckland super city mayoralty contest.
With 980 super city voters (August 23-September 3, 2010) having now completed the survey, Brown has 30% of decided voters, Banks 17%.
37% of voters, however, remain undecided and 8% say they won’t vote for any of the 23 official Mayoral candidates.
Colin Craig is polling highest amongst the other candidates, at 2%. Current North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams and Simon Prast are both polling at only 1%.
Among those who say they are likely to or will actually vote, Brown’s lead has stretched further, to 17%.
He polls 37% of the people most likely to vote, with Banks now at 20%.
A key question is: which way will the voters who are still undecided go?
The online survey is weighted to provide a representative population sample. At a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 3.1%.
HorizonPoll is also asking Auckland voters about the emotive impact of each of Banks, Brown and Williams: if the candidates have made them feel angry, afraid, nervous, concerned, hopeful, proud, excited, comfortable , or none of those – or it they don’t know their candidates’ names.
The survey is still open.