Only 30% of Greens deserters left because of Metiria’s admission

Metiria Turei

HorizonPoll’s research shows that while 59% of 2014 Green voters are now supporting other parties, 30% of those deserters, if you will, stopped supporting the Greens because of Metiria’s admission to benefit fraud.

70% of those no longer support the Greens simply because of Labour’s empowering leadership change.

It was always unfortunate that both events happened in such a short period of time, blurring the effects of either event on the Green Party’s support. I certainly doubted the effect Metiria’s admission had on the Greens’ support, especially now considering that New Zealand First’s lost almost the same amount of support as the Greens have since Jacinda took the helm.

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