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Colin Craig's party on downward slide in poll

Sun 9 Sep 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

Colin Craig Colin Craig’s anti-gay Conservative Party has continued to slide downwards in a leading poll since Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill was pulled from the ballot. The millionaire conservative Christian has claimed his support base has been increasing since he launched an attack Wall’s bill, on a crusade where he has made comments such as “it’s not intelligent to pretend gay relationships are normal” stated again and again his belief that being gay is a “choice” and even a result of child abuse. Most recently he has carried out a leaflet drop in John Key’s Helensville electorate quoting an unnamed local he says is urging him to run against the Prime Minister because Key is “too gay” for the area. In mid-July, just before Wall’s legislation was pulled from the ballot, the Roy Morgan Poll included the Conservative Party for the first time. It had three per cent support, which was more than the Maori Party, ACT, United Future and Mana Party. That support was halved to 1.5 per cent by early August, then fell another point to just 0.5 per cent by the end of last month. The Conservative Party had been leapfrogged by ACT and the Maori Party and was only ahead of United Future and Mana. However a new Herald-Drig    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 9th September 2012 - 5:58pm

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