Welcome to The Progress Report

Welcome to The Progress Report 2.0 - a repository of tools and data for anyone interested in New Zealand politics.

The first version of The Progress Report was a blog I ran up until 2014, with excellent contributions from James Caygill, Keir Leslie and other guest posters. If you're interested in any of that content, it has been archived by the National Library.

Following the closure of The Progress Report I built a new site, www.polled.co.nz to host some of the caucus calculators and other tools I had been working on.

This version of The Progress Report has been rebuilt from the ground up and should hopefully be far more flexible and robust. If you find any bugs or issues, or have any ideas for new data or features, please get in touch.

Latest Updates

New National Research Bureau preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from National Research Bureau from November 1975 has been uploaded. It's so far the oldest preferred PM poll I've been able to find. The details are:

  • Robert Muldoon: 35%
  • Bill Rowling: 42%

You can see all our preferred PM polling data, including this poll, here.

Posted on June 12, 2024

New TVNZ Heylen preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from TVNZ Heylen from November 1981 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Robert Muldoon: 37.2%
  • Bruce Beetham: 13.9%
  • Bill Rowling: 18.2%

You can see all our preferred PM polling data, including this poll, here.

Posted on June 12, 2024

New TVNZ Heylen preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from TVNZ Heylen from August 1983 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Robert Muldoon: 41%
  • David Lange: 23%
  • Derek Quigley: 5%
  • Bruce Beetham: 4%

You can see all our preferred PM polling data, including this poll, here.

Posted on June 12, 2024

New TVNZ Heylen preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from TVNZ Heylen from December 1984 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Robert Muldoon: 15.5%
  • David Lange: 34.8%
  • Jim McLay: 11%

You can see all our preferred PM polling data, including this poll, here.

Posted on June 12, 2024

New TVNZ Heylen preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from TVNZ Heylen from May 1986 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Jim Bolger: 16%
  • Robert Muldoon: 18%
  • David Lange: 35%

You can see all our preferred PM polling data, including this poll, here.

Posted on June 12, 2024