April 11, 2024

NEW POLL: Favourability of Prominent Aucklanders

A new Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance – Curia poll reveals the net favourability of prominent Aucklanders. 

When asked for an indication of favourable; neutral; or unfavourable; of a list of six notable public figures, found that Simon Bridges was the most favourable by a significant amount with a net score of +18%.

Mayor Wayne Brown and Paula Bennett both scored +12%, followed by Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson, with a score of +10%.

The remaining two Aucklanders reached a net negative favourability, Richard Hills at –1%, and Michael Wood at –9%.

Commenting on the poll, Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance spokesperson, Sam Warren, said:

“Wayne Brown’s popularity took a hit following last year’s floods, but his favourability is now back in the black, and even keeping on par with the likes of Paula Bennett and his Deputy Mayor, Desley Simpson.”

“Interestingly, it’s Simon Bridges who leads the pack by a country mile since his appointment as CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber, and more recently, news of chairing the NZ Transport Agency.” 

Any media or other organisation that reports on this poll should include the following summary statement:

The poll was conducted by Curia Market Research for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance. It is a random poll of 1,000 adult Aucklanders and is weighted to the overall adult Auckland population. It was conducted by phone (landlines and mobile) and online between 2 March and 4 March 2024, has a maximum margin of error of +/- 3.1% and 21% were undecided on the mayoral vote question. The full results are at www.ratepayers.nz/favourability