50% think list MPs are not as “accountable” as district MPs.
53% think that a sitting electorate [i.e. single-seat district] MP losing an electorate seat should not be able to return to parliament through the party list.1
51% consider MMP easy to understand.
65% correctly say the party vote is generally more important in deciding the number of MPs a party will get.
Only 27% can correctly name the representation threshold as being 5% party vote or an electorate seat.
- As I have noted before, allowing this to happen is pretty much essential to making MMP work well.
I note that the result mentioned here refers not to any dually nominated candidate, but just to district incumbents. I suppose the argument against letting an incumbent enter parliament despite the district defeat is stronger than the argument against dual nomination more generally. But in addition to the argument I make at that link, I agree with David (at Kiwiblog): “all that would happen is MPs in danger of losing their seat would migrate to list only candidates.” [↩]