Sue Bradford Fights Clear Message of Polls

In response to Green MP Sue Bradford’s claim that our independently research poll flew in the face of other research, here is a summary of all research done over the past couple of years.

Ms Bradford is simply attacking the messenger rather than the message – that 80% of NZ’ers want her law changed.

AFTER LAW PASSED
Research International Feb 2008 74% parents should be able to smack
Family First May 08 85% want law changed to allow light smacking
TVNZ June 08 85% NO – do you think anti-smacking law should stay
NZ Herald Online Poll 25 June 2008 Should there be a referendum on the smacking legislation at this year’s election?
Yes: 3746 (81%) No: 878 (19%) Total Votes: 4624
Otago Daily Times 28 June 08 68% up to parents to decide
(280 votes) 21% children should be legally protected
11% depends on the case
www.littlies.co.nz/ July 2008 One year on, do you think the anti-smacking Bill has proved to be effective?   
Yes (7%)       
No (87%)       
Unsure (7%)
NZ Herald Sep 08 Should smack as part of good parental correction be a criminal offence in NZ 86% No
Online 90% (2800 votes)    

BEFORE LAW PASSED
MARAE DigiPoll (1,000 Maori voters) 80%
Anti-smackingvote.co.nz Apr 2007 70% (43,000 votes!)
http://www.antismackingvote.co.nz/poll+results Zenago Internet Solutions
Treasures website Apr 2007 85% (1972 votes)
Waikato Times Apr 4 2007 87%
TV3 TNS Mar 29 2007 69% (70% support smacking) **
TVNZ Colmar Brunton Mar 26 2007 83%
Research NZ Mar 26 2007 73%
Bay of Plenty Times Text Poll Mar 26 2007 94.6%
TV3 Website poll Mar 14 2007 89%
NZ News – Yahoo .com Mar 13 2007 92% (7643 votes)
TV3 News Poll Mar 2007 83%
NZ Herald Feb 2007 90% (3874 votes)
TVNZ website Feb 2007 87%
STUFF website July 2006 82% (6700 votes!)
TVNZ website July 2006 88%
Bay of Plenty Times May 2006 83%
Child Abuse Conference Feb 2006 82%
STUFF website Feb 2006 84%
Dominion Post Feb 2006 82%
STUFF website March 2005 86%
NZ Herald July 2005 71%
STUFF website June 2005 82%

ENDS