The Greens are only two points ahead of National in the latest poll for the electorate seat – but incumbent MP Chlöe Swarbrick says the result is not a foregone conclusion.
Swarbrick prized the seat off National last election, winning by only a few hundred votes and becoming only the party’s second candidate to win an electorate seat.
A Taxpayers Union / Curia poll last night had her in front on 26 percent. but National’s Mahesh Muralidhar is only two points back on 24.
Labour candidate Oscar Sims is on 12 percent.
Swarbrick defended the poll result, telling RNZ’s Checkpoint it was the highest-ever polling by a Green candidate in an electorate seat.
She was not surprised by the result, saying they were taking “nothing for granted”.
Party vote 2020 was: Labour 46%, National 21%, Greens 19%, Act 8%.
Party vote from the Poll is: Labour 26%, National 37%, ACT 9% and Greens 23%
Labour just reached ‘toxic ex boyfriend level’ with voters in Auckland Central
Chloe – 26%
Mahesh – 24%
Oscar – 12%
Felix – 2%
It’s interesting that National have jumped into the Party vote leadership and Labour have slipped to 3rd.
The night was another entertaining debate but I think everyone viewing saw that Chloe was head and shoulders above every other candidate.
She is a unique once in a generation politician who is intellectually miles ahead of all other candidates.
She has worked tirelessly during the flooding, she has been front and centre in terms of civil defence and resource allocation during those flooding events and she has been seen as a pillar of the community.
If Auckland Central voters seriously elect anyone else, it would be the worst act of self mutilation since Van Gough.
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