Isaac Davison

Isaac Davison is a NZ Herald political reporter.

One in five Kiwis would consider voting for Dotcom's party - poll

Kim Dotcom. Photo / Doug Sherring
Kim Dotcom. Photo / Doug Sherring

One in five New Zealanders would consider voting for Kim Dotcom's Internet Party at this year's general election, a 3 News-Reid Research poll shows.

Out of 1000 people, 20.84 per cent of respondents said they would consider casting a vote for the new party, which will run on a policy platform of better broadband and opposition to mass surveillance.

More than 75 per cent of those surveyed said they would not consider voting for the party.

The Internet Party was most popular with undecided voters, followed by New Zealand First voters.

It was least popular among National voters just 10.8 per cent said they would consider changing their support to Dotcom's party.

The internet entrepreneur is funding the party, but he cannot stand as a candidate because he is not a New Zealand citizen.

- NZ Herald

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