Poll points to a heartening level of support for conservatives AND for Christians

A bold headline on a press statement released today proclaims: One Third of Voters may Vote Conservative.

Clearly this was not related to the politicking in Britain, where the the Conservatives are struggling for support.

A recent YouGov poll found the centrist Liberal Democrats were the surprise leader in a new survey which asked British voters who should lead Parliament.

The Liberal Democrats held the support of 24 per cent of voters, while the Labour and Conservative parties were tied at 19 per cent each.

The far-right Brexit Party came in second place, with 22 per cent of voters’ support.

The press statement we referenced in the opening paragraph related to poll results in this country and was released by the New Conservative Party, which clearly has mastered the craft of spin doctoring.

Christians were left out of considerations in the headline, disguising the broader poll finding (as headlined on Kiwiblog) that 33% could vote for a conservative or Christian party.  In that headline, “conservative” was spelled with a small “c”.   Continue reading “Poll points to a heartening level of support for conservatives AND for Christians”

New Conservatives are refreshed – and optimistic – after winning 0.2% of the party vote in 2017

We were reminded today of the minor parties and their role in our political system  by a press release headed New Conservative – from Strength to Strength.

The announcement of two new board members, David Moffett and Casey Costello, would make New Conservative a serious contender in the 2020 election, chairman Simon Gutschlag declared .

“With the growing success we are seeing, our Board has been keen to add specific skills that will be necessary to take the Party forward towards the next election,” says New Conservative Board Chairman, Simon Gutschlag.

“The 2020 General Election is likely to be the most crucial election in NZ politics for the past 30 years. We will fight for every New Zealander, not just those that support us, and we will do that with a highly skilled, energetic and professional team, dedicated to putting people at the heart of every policy and decision.”

The press statement includes brief notes on both new board members. Continue reading “New Conservatives are refreshed – and optimistic – after winning 0.2% of the party vote in 2017”