New Zealanders have decided who they think won last night’s final leaders’ debate between Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and National leader Judith Collins.
The results have come in using TVNZ’s Vote Compass tool.
Fifty-three per cent of people who watched the debate thought Jacinda Ardern won.
Thirty-two cent thought Judith Collins won the debate.
Fifteen per cent of people were undecided.
1 NEWS reporter Andrew Macfarlane, who's been covering Vote Compass over the past two months, says the result "does suggest there is still a decent bit of the population to play for come polling day”.
To take part in Vote Compass, a survey tool which shows users how their views match up with party policies, go to the Vote Compass page.
Developed by a team of social and statistical scientists from Vox Pop Labs, Vote Compass is a civic engagement application offered in New Zealand exclusively by TVNZ.
The findings are based 688 respondents who participated in Vote Compass overnight and answered two questions on the TVNZ debate. A screening question was used to ask respondents whether individuals watched the debate.
Unlike online opinion polls, respondents to Vote Compass are not pre-selected. Similar to opinion polls, however, the data are a non-random sample from the population and have been weighted in order to approximate a representative sample. Vote Compass data has been weighted by gender, age, education, language, region and past vote to ensure the sample’s composition reflects that of the actual population of New Zealand according to census data and other population estimates.