5 Dec 2018

Powerful people polls - pointless?

From The Panel, 4:22 pm on 5 December 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has placed 29th on Forbes magazine's most powerful women in the world list. Angela Merkel has taken the top spot once again.

Ms Ardern is also the most mentioned politician on New Zealand twitter, while Judith Collins is ahead of Simon Bridges. Do these polls really matter? And does twitter influence translate to votes?

The panelists give their view.