Topics: Elections, Politics

Poll results prove it will be a tight race for Tāmaki Makaurau seat

By Maiki Sherman
  • Auckland

It looks to be a close race in the Māori electorate Tāmaki Makaurau, with a narrow gap between Māori Party candidate Rangi McLean and Peeni Henare of the Labour Party.

It looks to be a tight race in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Looking at the figures, Rangi McLean is leading on 28%, with Peeni Henare close behind on 27%. Just 1% difference between the two. MANA candidate Kereama Pene is on 14%, while Marama Davidson of the Greens trails behind on 7%.

However, here are the most significant figures; 14% are still undecided, and 10% won't be voting or don't support any of these candidates.

Add those two figures up you get 24%, and that could be the key to winning Tāmaki Makaurau.

Maiki Sherman has more.