The results of our latest poll capture the general mood of New Zealanders around the halfway point of spring 2017 and it shows a mood that’s a bit flat, if not a little skewed towards dull.
We asked you to grade spring like a school grading system from A to F, from pass to fail.
We had two winning grades – C for “Average” with 26% of the vote and D for “Not the best” also at 26%. More than half of New Zealanders (52%) describe spring as ‘average to not the best’.
Nearly a quarter, at 24%, say spring so far is “pretty good” giving it a B rating.
Again, at the far extremes, it tilts to a more negative response.
A for Awesome/Pass got just 10% of the vote. While 14% say spring gets a big loud F for Fail.
While not scientific, polls like this are gold for us at capturing the mood amongst the general population.
We’re a little surprised the numbers are more negative than positive considering spring has been fairly kind to us this year (no major snow storms, or horrific damaging frost outbreaks etc) however we do appreciate it’s been fairly cloudy and wet in many areas. It also shows that the upper North Island, where half of New Zealand’s population live, has had a lot of average to ‘below average’ conditions for those wanting to be outdoors.
Our next poll is out early next week! Thanks for voting!
– WeatherWatch.co.nz Weekly Polls