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Hard News: A call from Curia

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  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Trevor Nicholls,

    Self censorship. Finest kind.

    More like I'm sure Russell has had more than enough reasons to be pissed in my general direction over the years, without my risking landing him in a tiresome correspondence with the Electoral wallahs.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    enlightened

    Hey! Who are you calling enlightened?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Thanks Craig. I've already had to delete one comment this morning -- so, folks, please don't post anything that could be seen to influence any other person's voting intentions. The rules are harsh:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1111/S00555/media-activity-on-election-day.htm

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22843 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Waugh, in reply to Trevor Nicholls,

    Self censorship. Finest kind.

    No, responsibility. The law is clear and whether you agree with it or not, it's there for a good reason. Not that hard to respect it, is it?

    Self censorship is when you're negotiating a vague, grey area knowing that if you cross an ill-defined line you may face some ill-defined consequences. The only thing you know with certainty in a situation like that is that you don't want to cross the higher-ups.

    Treasure what you've got in NZ.

    Wellington • Since Jan 2007 • 2401 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    Treasure what you’ve got in NZ.

    Agreed, the Australian electoral experience specifies how far boosters must stay away from polling booths, but they're free to hand out 'how to vote' cards outside that modest distance and frequently have to be asked to back off.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Suzanne McNamara, in reply to ,

    oops, hope that post is not against the rules :-)

    Auckland • Since Feb 2012 • 7 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Suzanne McNamara,

    in absence of a word from Russell I've deleted just in case, sorry

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19735 posts Report Reply

  • mpledger,

    John Key gushed thanks to his pollster Farrah for all his work - it may have been DPF's work but it was based on our information - we can't give it to them. If Curia rings you up wanting info you just have to say No. If you want the left to win you can't hand feed National strategic information like that.

    Since Oct 2012 • 97 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to mpledger,

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    his pollster Farrah

    Oreally?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell,

    The thing that strikes me about this private polling is you freely give your time but there's no public benefit. All the benefit goes to national.
    Given the number of times 'strong stable government' came up in the closing stages it polled really well. It'd be fascinating to parse JK's utterances against Curia's polling but we'll never be able to.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • tussock, in reply to mpledger,

    If Curia rings you up wanting info you just have to say No.

    Dude, if you want to game the system, there's a lot cleverer things to say than "No". Just imagine being a voter that the centrist National voter would not like, and get them to chase your vote.

    Since Nov 2006 • 610 posts Report Reply

  • Jack Harrison,

    Push polling is an american success story. Push polling probably needs to be regulated.It's not very democratic.

    wellington • Since Aug 2014 • 296 posts Report Reply

  • Euan Mason,

    Bias must be a major problem when some people don't respond. It would be interesting to know how pollsters deal with this.

    BTW, my answer phone yielded a pre-recorded call from JK 48 hours before the election.

    Canterbury • Since Jul 2008 • 259 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to Euan Mason,

    my answer phone yielded a pre-recorded call from JK 48 hours before the election.

    That's a US tactic too. Must check the answer phone (we often leave it a week or so ...)

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2110 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    Not a push poll. Stop saying it is.

    WLG • Since Nov 2006 • 2264 posts Report Reply

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