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United Nations Secretary General

27 Apr 2016

Q: The former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, has said she will run for the position of Secretary General of the United Nations. Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, may also run. Who do you think would be the better Secretary General of the UN, Helen Clark or Kevin Rudd?



  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other
Helen Clark 45%   36% 55% 56% 52%
Kevin Rudd 21%   34% 17% 12% 14%
Don’t know 34%   30% 28% 32% 34%

45% think that Helen Clark would be a better Secretary General of the UN and 21% think Kevin Rudd would be better. Most voter groups strongly supported Helen Clark while Labor voters were divided – 36% preferring Helen Clark and 34% favouring Kevin Rudd.

61% of those aged 55+ prefer Helen Clark.