Marginal seats up for grabs in 2011 election
Interesting article from Jim Anderton about marginal seats...
These seats are: New Plymouth, 0.2 per cent swing (with a majority of 105 votes); Waitakere, 1.16 per cent (632 votes); West Coast-Tasman, 1.4 per cent (971 votes); Ohariu-Belmont 1.3 per cent (1006 votes); Otaki, 1.8 per cent (1354 votes); Auckland Central, 2.2 per cent (1497 votes); Hamilton West, 2.5 per cent (1618 votes); Te Tai Tonga , 2.8 per cent (1049 votes) and Maungakiekie, 2.9 per cent (1942 votes).
...National's 45% of the vote from 2008 won't go up, that's their high tide mark created on the swell of 'change', (now NZers have seen what that 'change' actually meant they will be less likely to swarm to it), so National have to try and retain their marginal seats.
The election will be much closer than the bullshit cheap telephone polls claiming National have over 50% of the vote are suggesting.