This week's poll asks:
If the election was held today, which party would you give your Party vote to?
*The foreshore and seabed is the main concern that we have and only Winston wants to go back to a law that worked. Mel
*Tough choice. Don should be more concerned about colour blindness and not about National who are almost as creepy as Labour. Yuk! Peter
*I am giving the Conservative Party my Party Vote because I am hopeful that it will bring a fresh and more representative dimension into New Zealand politics.
The two major Parties seem more interested in doing political deals which extend their power base than in truly representing the conservative and middle of the road voters.
While detailed policy is still to come I agree with their stated positions on ETS, single voter roll, anti smacking law, no sale of State assets and their position that governments should bring in changes with the consent of the people. I would liked the Party to have taken a stronger position on Direct Democracy but let's give the Conservative team a chance to get established.
I genuinely hope that all those who complained about the arrogance political deafness of Labour and National will at least consider giving the Conservative Party their support. If we want real change in our political system then we have to vote for it. Do people reading this post really want things to continue as they are? Denis
*The Foreshore and Seabed and abolishing everything to do with race, separatism and division is very important to us and Winston has never deviated from saying NZ First would treat us all equally and they would have the Foreshore and Seabed placed back into Crown ownership so they will get our vote. We are basing these issues as our sole criteria for where our vote goes in this election such is the importance with which we view them. B+H
*National are standing firm on their vision to get NZ back into a positive financial position in the future. Something we have not seen from a governing party for a long time. Laraine
*National are the best of a very poor set of options, hopefully they will be elected with the power to govern on their own and tell all the other self serving, interfering, racist bunch to get lost. Robert
*Only ACT is promising to reduced government, cut government spending and debt and give individuals more freedom to live their lives as they see fit. Sam
*We need to retain leaders who have succeeded in life. Goff is a professional politician with no real Qualifications. Don
*I have chosen, "Other" because I am not going to check the party option. I am going to select the candidate that is standing in my electorate by determining who will do the best for this electorate.
I don't like or trust ANY of the partys that currently seek power and my vote. The people that make up Electoral Partys seem to quickly forget that they were elected to represent the voting public, not Big Business or Special Interest Groups etc. Once they get into power they forget promises, forget everything except their own belief in their devine right and power.
It doesn't matter which candidate you vote for you get a slimy politican that forgets that past generations fought and died so they could stand freely and be voted into power to lead and represent this country, instead they continuely abuse the priviledge of democracy with their self serving actions. Wendy
*Wish I knew. I like Act's economic policy but the Conservative Party's stance on moral issues but I would hate to see a Labour/Green Government. Catherine
*I wrote to all National MPs stating that if the seabed nonsense went through I would never vote National again. I'm still looking for a suitable alternative. Tim
*IF it looks like winning Epsom. Charles
*Its early days yet and if Brash continued with his policy of decriminalizing drugs then NO I would not vote for that party...I need to get more information on each of the party's policies before finally making up my mind. I have always voted National but in the light of the path that Key insists on taking with favouring Maori with the foreshore issue then I will definitely not be voting National..I am hoping that ACT will come up with some worthwhile policies ...I do believe that Banks would be a good minister and would be prepared to vote for him..however, if there is nothing concrete put on the table that I am willing to go with, even though these policies usually do not come to fruition, I will probably not vote at all. I did like National's policy declared tonight of dealing with the DPB issue...good one..we need more concrete policies like that..but I will still not vote National whilst they continue down the road of give Maori with special treatment..causing I believe separatism in NZ which is definitely not be good for our future. Audrey
*This is a protest against National's middle-of-the -road, namby-pamby, let's keep everyone happy, lack of real leadership approach to Government. Gary
*They seem well-led, the least complicated and have views that are similar to mine. I used to support ACT, but they seem to have lost their way. Glenn
*Any other alternative is not attractive for me. EJ
*Used to vote ACT but they lost their way. Would not vote Brash. Ron
*Conservative perhaps. Norm
*I think I will be voting Conservative this election. Katrina.