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Jason Walls: Seymour's controversial bill is working in ACT's favour

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Feb 2024, 10:40AM
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Jason Walls: Seymour's controversial bill is working in ACT's favour

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 11 Feb 2024, 10:40AM

David Seymour and the ACT Party's popularity has surged, despite ongoing backlash against the Treaty Principles Bill.

The latest Taxpayers' Union-Curia poll shows ACT has gained 5.6 percent and now sits at almost 14 percent support.

Chris Luxon has a ten point lead over Labour Leader Chris Hipkins in the preferred Prime Minister stakes.

ZB political editor Jason Walls says Seymour has faced opposition from essentially every sector of the country - but it's working in his favour.

"It's really been Seymour vs everybody else on this one, and it seems to have paid off in this poll. We sometimes forget that New Zealand is a little bit more conservative than we see it in the media."

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