New poll: Labour support slips, but could still govern alone

Toe uike ‘e tolu ki he fili Fale Alea ‘a Nu’u Sila' pea oku kei taki pe ‘a e Leipa ‘o mavahe ‘aupito pea ‘e lava ke nau pule’anga pe ‘iate kinautolu ‘ikai toe fiema’u ha fakakakato mei hono ngaahi paati kaungāme’a kehe’. Ko ha ola ‘eni hano lekooti fakafo’i’ulu e fakakaukau ‘a e kakai' pe polo (poll) ne fakahoko ‘e he Newshub Reid Research. Ne pēseti ai ‘e 50.1 e Leipa’ kae 29.6 e Nesinolo’. Ko hono manakoa ‘e he kakai’ ‘a e ongo taki ‘oku toe mavahe atu ai ‘a Jacinda Ardern ia ‘aki e fika ko e peseti ‘e 53.2 ki he pēseti pe ‘e 17.7 ‘a Judith Collins.

This story originally appeared on RNZ and is republished with permission

With just under three weeks until the election, Newshub’s new political poll shows the gap is closing between Labour and National, but Labour could still govern alone.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, National leader Judith Collins, NZ First leader Winston Peters, Green Party co-leader James Shaw and ACT leader David Seymour.

File image. Photo: RNZ

The Newshub Reid Research Poll had Labour at 50.1 percent – down 10 percent on the last poll – but well above National at 29.6 percent.

ACT is on 6.3 percent and the Greens are at 6.5 percent. NZ First is at 1.9 percent.

On those figures, Labour would have 65 seats in Parliament, National 38, and the Greens and ACT eight each.

As for the minor parties, the New Conservatives are polling at 2.1 percent, the Māori party at 1.5 percent and The Opportunities Party at .9 percent.

In the preferred prime minister stakes, Jacinda Ardern is on 53.2 percent and Judith Collins is on 17.7 percent.

Last week’s TVNZ Colmar Brunton poll had Labour at 48 percent, National on 31 percent, ACT on 7 percent, Greens on 6 percent and NZ First on 2 percent.

Newshub’s last poll in late July had on 60.9 percent and National at 25.1 percent.

The election date is 17 October.

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