Ilam poll shows Raf Manji and TOP victory ‘possible’ but tough

Ilam poll shows Raf Manji and TOP victory ‘possible’ but tough
Raf Manji is hoping to dislodge National from Ilam and enter Parliament. (Image: Pattrick Smellie/BusinessDesk)
Dileepa Fonseka
A new poll in the Christchurch electorate of Ilam has the National party candidate with a sizeable, but not insurmountable, lead in a seat crucial to the electoral hopes of The Opportunities party and leader Raf Manji.  The poll was commissioned by the Taxpayers Union and conducted by polling company Curia ahead of a Taxpayers Union Working Group podcast hosted by liquidator Damien Grant and blogger Martyn Bradbury that will be livestreamed on Tuesday at 7pm.The Taxpayers Union Curia poll asked 400 people in the Ilam electorate which party...

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