12 Sep 2023

Labour plummets in latest poll

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 12 September 2023

Labour's political polling numbers have plummeted to a six-year low.

In the latest Newshub Reid Research poll Labour is sitting on 26.8 percent support - well below a resurgent National Party on 40.9 percent, ACT is on 10.1 percent - down on recent polling, but enough to give a National ACT Government 66 seats if the results hold on election day.

The Greens are on 12.3 percent, with New Zealand First close to the crucial the 5-percent threshold, at 4.6 percent.

Tuesday afternoon, Treasury will open the books for the Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update which is expected to show higher than expected debt as the economy slows, with tax receipts lower than expected in this year's Budget.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.