This week's poll asks:
Would you like to see the Green Party as a coalition partner in a National-led government?
*Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth's climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting carbon emissions 80 percent by 2020. This is more likely to happen with the Greens in coalition. Brian
*With Labour appearing more and more loony as well as National, I think dementia is seeping in to the Beehive. I think Guy Fawkes could provide an effective solution to this insanity. Christopher
*Like the maori party, the greens are just as dangerous as a minority party with a balance of power "big stick" and an over inflated air of self importance. Neil
*Tories and communists in "coalition'? ridiculous. Unstable and dangerous to us all. Gordon
*National is radical enough without adding more mania to the mix. Michael
*National don't believe in green party policy & would twist any policy to suit themselves. Barry
*Definitely NO. I am appalled at the suggestion but then nothing surprises me. Particularly as National after having won the last election and could carry on governing with ACT chose to, with the mandate of the its voters elected to govern with Maori...what a huge mistake...look what has happened since then..I have always voted National but thought that maybe Labour would be the next best way to go...now look what their policies are...what a terrible lot of people working to supposedly protect this country's people...a disaster ..to go with the Greens would be even more disastrous...what other avenues do we have? Go with Labour and its policies after the previous 10yrs of Helen Clark through our most profitable times to a poverty level country..now National giving away to an elite few all other wealth...the Greens would only stullify our lives..No No way would I want to go with the Greens..so where to from here...Help is needed fast and not from the Greens or maori, please. Audrey
*The radical parties should not have say without sufficient support. The radicalism of a few now dictates decisions that affect the majority. It's ridiculous. Colleen
*Coalition with the Greens will just hasten the downfall of NZ. Barbara
*While some radical approaches can have the effect of shaking the establishment out of a rut, there still lies the danger of the tail wagging the dog through the undue influence accorded by MMP and the Green movement under the new leadership has yet to show just how far it is prepared to go to achieve it's own agenda. Maurice
*I can understand green policies but not radicallism. Steve
*The mind boggles at how far this current National Party has sunk in shuch a short time! Maureen
*Absolutely NO, time to vote ACT. Ian
*No isn't strong enough. Allow me to say Hell No! Graham
*Words Fail Me. Colin
*Any party that does not favour one people,and is for New Zealanders. Daniel
*No way!! Green on the outside and Red hidden inside!! John
*I also believe that National does not deserve to be re-elected, but the problem is, who to vote for?
Labour is the Tax and Squander govt.
National is too involved with apartheid.
The Greens would be a total disaster.
The Maori and Mana parties are only interested in even more special privileges for Maori.
I am not sure about N.Z. First, so this leaves only ACT for me to vote for.
I have been a life time supporter of National and have voted for them for more than 50 years. Thanks to Smith, Finlayson and Key I have been disillusioned enough to never vote for them again.
I also believe that M.M.P. has turned out to be a disaster. Ray
*They're not green, they're pinkos. Rod
*No way, imagaine what it would cost to live if that mob had any say. Murray
*Don't trust national greens should not go as coalition it will sell the soul of the party to the devil in sheep's clothes. Mary-Ann
*They would be worse than Labour. Karl
*I would sooner have National in opposition then have them form a Govt. with the Greens. Lynn
*Extremists have more than enough say already. John
*Mind you, it's no dumber than cosying up with the maori party. John
*Some members of the Green Party are unrealistic in their thinking - eg.no control of mangroves. Mary
*Green is only a colour,with other actions and agenda that are not whollytrue to the N.Z ethic..if you can find it! Jane
*No way, but most of us would have thought that about the Maori Party before Smiley John did a deal with them! I might almost prefer Winston First!! Frank
*No way - nor the Maori Party again! Barrie
*We would not wish to see the greens in any government, irrespective of its colour. Extreme socilaists are very, very dangerous. Peter
*I couldn't think of anything worse. Hugh
*I was hoping the Green Party would get under 5% party vote this election. We don't need their mad regulations. Monica
*If the Maori party can then the greens can. Damian
*This is one of the disadvantages of MMP! Minor parties get sucked in by the promise of governing power. Wayne
*For a long time now I had the impression that the Green Party is totally undermined by people who are not living in the real world anymore (ie Sue Bradford and her Anti Smacking bill) and are in reality very fascistic in their approaches to apply their ways of thinking. What we need in this country is a 'politically incorrect'party who is calling a spade a spade and is able to be a real voice for all the New Zealanders who are really concerned about this country. Michael
*God no green party means more tax & more control in our private lives. Nigel
*They must be crazy when we know most of the greens are red blooded socialist/communists. David