Maori voters still prefer Labour

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Maori voters are still backing Labour over any other political party, an opinion poll shows.

LabourPartyTVNZ’s Te Karere programme released its latest poll on Tuesday.

It asked 1016 Maori voters which party they would give their party vote to if an election was held now.

Labour was well in front with 39 per cent, followed by the Maori Party on 17 per cent, the Greens on 15 per cent and National on 10 per cent.

Hone Harawira’s Mana Party gained only six per cent and NZ First four per cent.

The poll results are similar to the party vote counts in the Maori electorates in the 2011 election.

When they were asked who they would choose as their local MP, Labour was still in front on 34 per cent but the Maori Party was a close second on 29 per cent.

Mana was third with 10 per cent.

The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 per cent.

The Maori Party holds three of the seven Maori roll seats in parliament. Labour holds three and Mana holds one.

http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8720972/maori-voters-still-prefer-labour

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