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 If you're interested in any of that content, it has been archived by the National Library.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 TVNZ Heylen preferred PM poll uploaded.

A new preferred prime minister poll from TVNZ Heylen from August 1989 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Peters: 20%
  • Bolger: 11%
  • Lange: 20%
  • Palmer: 6%

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 September 1989 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Peters: 14%
  • Bolger: 9%
  • Lange: 6%
  • Palmer: 29%

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

Posted on June 12, 2024

New Insight poll uploaded

A new poll from Insight from August 1989 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Labour: 43%
  • National: 49%
  • New Labour: 5%

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

Posted on June 12, 2024

New 89FM poll uploaded

A new poll from 89FM from August 1989 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Labour: 33.9%
  • National: 50.2%
  • New Labour: 3.2%
  • Democratic Party: 3.9%

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

Posted on June 12, 2024

New Insight poll uploaded

A new poll from Insight from July 1989 has been uploaded. The details are:

  • Labour: 34%
  • National: 57%
  • New Labour: 6%

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

Posted on June 12, 2024