Race Relations Commissioner: only 23% think I’m doing my job
by John Ansell
What does it say about a Race Relations Commissioner when his own poll shows that race relations are deteriorating by the year?
I’ve been using the following surveys to support my claim that 80% of New Zealanders support total racial equality, and an end to race-based funding:
- The 2011 Close Up poll where 81% of 40,000 texters voted NO to ”Do Maori have a special place in New Zealand?”
- The 2012 Nelson City Council referendum, where 79% voted NO to separate Maori wards.
- The 2012 Waikato District Council referendum, where 80% voted NO to Maori wards.
My latest piece of evidence was commissioned by no ordinary commissioner.
It was commissioned by the Human Rights Commissioner’s commissioner for Race Relations, one Joris de Bres.
And Joris’s poll shows that he’s managing to achieve less and less every year.
(And note the cute excuses wheeled out by Joris and Dr Paul Moon for this massive failure.)
For the last five years, this is how many respondents agreed with the statement, ”The Treaty relationship between the Crown and Maori is healthy”:
- 2008 — 40%
- 2009 — 28%
- 2010 — 26%
- 2011 — 25%
- 2012 — 23%
Again, we’re looking at a 77% NO vote, with a 3.6% margin of error.
And that was before Treatygate.