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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

iPredict Election Show 7pm tonight with Colin Craig & Sue Bradford, STRATOS Freeview 21 & Sky 89

A preview interview for iPredict Election 2011 with Chris Philpott, TV reviewer at Stuff.co.nz

Review of iPredict Election 2011 by Bryce Edwards

TONIGHT @ 7PM: Political values with Leader of the NZ Conservative Party, Colin Craig & MANA welfare spokesperson, Sue Bradford

Last nights show with David Parker & Matthew Hooton

Prediction 1: Despite showing us the money and highlighting Government deceptions over Labour's costings, the market still shows the Labour party vote flatlining at 30%. In the soundbite age, despite providing the substance, is style really enough to impress NZ voters?

Prediction 2: After heavy trading across the weekend, the probability of Paul Goldsmith to win Epsom rose to 40%. With Don Brash begging John Key to tell the good people of Epsom to vote for John Banks on Breakfast last week and landline polling suggesting Banks is a distant second - will the good people of Epsom do what they are told by head office?

Prediction 3: The market is predicting that National have an 80% probability of winning in New Plymouth - has the market got it wrong and is this the best short on iPredict with a strong candidate in Andrew Little?

Full guest list:
iPredict Election 2011 will include political commentary drawn from a panel including: iPredict Chief Executive Matt Burgess; interest.co.nz founder Bernard Hickey; electionresults.co.nz editor Ian Llewellyn; National Business Review political columnist Matthew Hooton and business reporter Matt Nippert; former Labour Party strategist John Pagani; political commentator Chris Trotter; former National Party research boss Neil Miller; Otago University political scientist Bryce Edwards; Editor of Scoop.co.nz Selwyn Manning; From the University of Auckland Film, Television and Media Studies Department, Phoebe Fletcher; National’s up-and-coming MPs Simon Bridges and Nikki Kaye; Labour’s finance spokesman David Cunliffe and Labour's new blood, Stuart Nash and Jacinda Ardern; Mana leader Hone Harawira; Green Party co-leaders Russel Norman, Metiria Turei and NZs youngest MP Gareth Hughes; UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne; Conservative Party leader Colin Craig; and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

Other commentators and politicians are also in the process of being invited.

The programme will be hosted by Citizen A host Martyn Bradbury.

iPredict Election 2011 7pm weeknights, Stratos TV Freeview 21 & Sky 89



At 9/11/11 1:07 am, Blogger Ben Wilson said...

Just wanted to say that iPredict on Stratos hosted by Bomber is turning out to be compelling viewing. It's the best election analysis I'm seeing on TV, with the most interesting guests, allowed to speak at the greatest length with the best structure.

Also the backdrop of iPredict itself adds a dimension that is really conducive to debate. It's not about making waffly statements like "Jacinda can win Ak central, if she believes!", and more about "At a 30% chance she can win it, buy or sell?" which leads to far *less* angry pointless griping, since the pitch point is where the market is sitting. Probably half of the smart money would go in either direction, so no one grudges the politicians going long on themselves and short on their enemies.

Great work Bomber, keep it up.


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