Election 2023 poll: More than half of voters don't trust Winston Peters on ruling out Labour

  • 07/10/2023

Most voters don't believe Winston Peters when he says he won't work with Labour after next week's election, according to a new poll carried out for the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union.

The October 1-4 poll by Curia, which also carries out National's internal polling, found 55 percent didn't believe Peters, the leader of New Zealand First, "when he says he would not work with the Labour Party again".

Just more than one-quarter of voters believed the former deputy Prime Minister, according to the poll. The remaining 17 percent weren't sure.

Peters entered a Coalition with Labour after the 2017 election but has ruled out working with the party after next week's voting day. Likewise, Labour leader Chris Hipkins has ruled out working with NZ First.

The latest Curia poll was conducted via phone and online with eligible New Zealand voters. It gathered responses from 1000 adults.

The poll had a margin of error of about 3 percentage points.