18 Aug 2014

Internet-Mana cheered by poll results

6:47 am on 18 August 2014

A television poll released last night that shows Internet-Mana on four percent support shows the campaign is gaining momentum, the alliance says, though a second poll had its support at half that.

The One News-Colmar Brunton poll put support for the alliance at 4 percent, though in the 3 News-Reid Research poll it was on 2 percent.

From left, Hone Harawira, Laila Harre, Kim Dotcom and Vikram Kumar.

Internet Party leader Laila Harre (2nd left) says the Internet-Mana's roadshows were getting the message across. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker-Wilson

Internet Party leader Laila Harre said people were responding to Internet-Mana's new approach to politics.

"Well over five thousand people now have come to one of our road trip shows so I think we're getting our message out. It's a policy message and it's a vision message and people are responding very positively to it."

In both polls National's support fell, but the party still scored 50 in the One News poll and 47.5 in the 3 News survey

Labour's support fell in the One News poll but in the 3 News poll it got 29 percent support.

Labour leader David Cunliffe said most polls showed support for Labour was growing and that in general the party was making progress.

The Green Party scored 11 and 13 percent respectively, while New Zealand First was at or close to 5 percent. The two polls surveyed about 1000 people and have margins of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

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