New Zealand: National Party Has Huge Lead

What party would you vote for in the next general election?

May 2007 Apr. 2007 Mar. 2007
National 56% 49% 46%
Labour 31% 39% 37%
Green 6% 6% 7%
Maori Party 3% 2% 3%
New Zealand First 2% 2% 2%
United Future 1% 1% 2%
ACT 1% 2%

Source: Colmar Brunton / One News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 New Zealand voters, conducted from May 14 to May 17, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

Argentina: Kirchner Popular

How would you rate the tenure of Néstor Kirchner?

Good 58%
Average 34%
Bad 8%

How would you rate your current situation now compared to 2003?

It is better 53%
It is the same 33%
It is worse 14%

Source: Opinión Pública, Servicios y Mercados (OPSM)
Methodology: Face-to-face interviews to 1,100 Argentine adults, conducted in May 2007. No margin of error was provided.

USA: Gas Price Worries Fade

Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or others in your household, or not? If Yes: Has that been a serious hardship, or not serious?

May 2007 Apr. 2007 Jul. 2006
Yes, serious 27% 36% 29%
Yes, not serious 30% 31% 30%
No 42% 33% 39%

Source: ICR / Washington Post / ABC News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 American adults, conducted from May 17 to May 21, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

41% of Canadians Want ‘Truly’ Conservative Party

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? – No current federal political party truly represents conservatism in Canada.

Agree 41%
Disagree 27%
Not sure 31%

Do you agree or disagree with this statement? – The now-defunct Reform party / Canadian Alliance had a positive impact on the federal political landscape.

Agree 22%
Disagree 39%
Not sure 38%

Now thinking of the federal Conservative party of Canada, which of its two predecessors does it most closely resemble now?

The Reform party / Canadian Alliance 26%
The Progressive Conservative party 20%
Neither; it is a distinct political entity 22%
Not sure 33%

Source: Angus Reid Strategies
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,097 Canadian adults, conducted on May 22 and May 23, 2007. Margin of error is 3.0 per cent.