Sunday, March 20, 2016

Frank Newman: Kiwimeter predicts no change to flag

On Thursday we will know whether we have a new flag. 

And we will know if NZ One's Kiwimeter is a reliable indicator of what New Zealand's think about being kiwi.

According to Kiwimeter 57% of New Zealander want to retain the existing flag. 

Given the meter is being measured at the same time as New Zealanders are voting in the flag referendum, it is a perfect benchmark to see if Kiwimeter respondents are a fair representation (as good sample) of the nation as a whole.

If the referendum result is materially different from the 57% in favour of no change reported by Kiwimeter then we can fairly disregard Kiwimeter as a representative measure of what kiwi's think it means to be a Kiwi in 2016.

Retain the existing flag: 57% (Kiwimeter), ?% (Referendum)

The link to the Kiwimeter is here:  

1 comment:

paul scott said...
Reply To This Comment

Yes, but the Kiwi meter is for people activated to take the vote.
Meaningless, in form if not result. The silence from Curia poll is interesting.