Join the panel!

Research Results

Brown opens 9% lead over Banks among decided voters

26 Aug 10

Brown opens 9% lead over Banks among decided voters
Brown opens 9% lead over Banks, 11% among likely voters

Len Brown is polling 9% ahead of John Banks in the race for the Auckland super city mayoralty.


An HorizonPoll survey of 500 super city voters (August 23-26, 2010) shows Brown has 28% of decided voters, Banks 19%.


Some 36% of voters are undecided, 9% say they won’t vote for any of the 23 official Mayoral candidates.


Current North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams currently polls just 1%, while Simon Prast and Colin Craig each have 2%.


Among those who say they are likely to or will actually vote, Brown’s lead rises to 11%.


He polls 34% of the people most likely to vote, Banks 23%.


The online survey is weighted to provide a representative population sample. At a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 4.4%.


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.