24 Oct 2018

National slips, Bridges drops in poll - political analysis

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 24 October 2018

National has taken a hit in the latest OneNews Colmar Brunton political poll, dropping below Labour for the first time since the change of government. National is now at 43 percent, with Labour up to 45 percent. The poll also shows 42 percent support for Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister, with a huge margin over National's leader Simon Bridges, who is down to 7 percent. The poll was taken from Monday to Friday last week as the Jami-Lee Ross saga unfolded. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson joins us with her analysis.