Tuesday, 20 March 2007


Some are hard to find on the internet - including the Young Labour who pulled their website.

1. http://tv3.co.nz/News/NationalNews/tabid/184/Default.aspx?ArticleID=23053 - Two old polls that were at this address but now replaced with another poll

The proposed 'anti-smacking' bill has caused a lot of confusion. What do you understand to be the bill's purpose?
To stop parents from smacking their children altogether 41%
To stop parents from physically abusing their children 14%
To make it easier for abusive parents to be prosecuted 10%
All of the above 24%
I'm still not sure 10%

2. Do you support an outright ban on smacking children?
Yes, I do 9%
No, I don't 90%
Not sure 2%

3. http://www.stuff.co.nz/">http://www.stuff.co.nz/
Q. Would you like to see Sue Bradford's smacking bill watered down?
Results as at 3:00pm 13 March 2007
Yes 2121 votes, 55.9%
No 524 votes, 13.8%
The bill should be dumped altogether 1148 votes, 30.3%

4. http://nz.yahoo.com/
Q. Should light smacking still be legal when the new bill goes through?
Results as at 3:00pm Tuesday 13 March 2007
4497 votes since Mar 12 2007
Yes 93% 4166 votes
No 7% 302 votes
Undecided 1% 29 votes

5, http://www.younglabour.org.nz
This website was open to the public until 13 March then the whole website was pulled off the internet. It is now back but only members can go onto it.
Should Section 59 be repealed?
Results at 1:55pm 13 March 2007
No 1789 60.2%
Yes 1182 39.8%
Number of Voters 2971
First Vote Monday, 05 March 2007 09:49
Last Vote Tuesday, 13 March 2007 01:55

6. http://www.nzherald.co.nz
Should parents have the right to smack their children for discipline?
Result: 90% say yes
result under "more polls"

7. http://www.nzcpd.com/polls.htm
Do you believe that the removal of section 59 will reduce child abuse in New Zealand?
4% YES
96% NO
Responses received: 2442
results under "Previous polls"

8. http://www.fencepost.com/home.jhtml
Do you support the anti-smacking bill currently before Parliment?
Yes: 2.95%
No: 97.05%

9. http://www.listener.co.nz/issue/3463/7045.html
Should smacking be:
4% Outlawed in all circumstances
96% Permitted in some circumstances, within reason.

There are about another 8 - 10 polls showing similar results

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