Brown 29% Banks 17%
Fascinating poll over at Horizon Poll at the 'feelings' of voters between Brown and Banks...
30% have positive feelings towards Banks, 43% feel positively about Brown
35% feel negatively about Banks, 15% feel negatively about Brown.
Banks makes more voters feel angry, afraid, nervous and concerned than Brown.
Brown makes more voters feel more hopeful, proud, excited and comfortable than Banks.
The survey, taken between August 21 and September 14, 2010, and weighted by age, gender, personal income, employment, ethnicity and party vote 2008, has a maximum margin of error of +/- 3.1%.
...now usually Polls are pointless as they never disclose the level of weighting, and while this poll acknowledges the weighting, we really need to see what it is to get a better idea, but it does line up with comments made to me by either side at the Metro Super City Quiz where insiders for Banks said that their polling showed level pegging while Browns people told me they had a 7 point lead.
The increasing pressure of these public and private poll results are showing with Banks lashing out claiming Brown is racist and wanting to create a Poll tax, as the National Party start to realize their grand plan to carve up Auckland's assets and flog them off to their corporate connected wealthy mates slipping away, expect to see the campaign get dirty, really dirty. Banks and his National supporters have spent a lot of time and energy setting the Super City up for a 'rationalization of assets' and they aren't about to let the left fight back and snatch victory from the jaws of Michelle Boag.
The spin line by the right that South Aucklanders are too lazy to vote may just bite Banks in the arse.