24 Feb 2014

Greens play down latest poll

8:01 pm on 24 February 2014

The Green Party is playing down the significance of the latest political poll, saying it's too soon to know whether it's real change or just an anomaly.

The One News-Colmar Brunton Poll has the Greens on eight percent support, down from 13 percent in the same poll in October last year.

The Greens haven't scored that low since 2011. But co-leader Metiria Turei said on Monday she is not concerned.

"The polls are going to jump around like mad in the beginning of this year. We've been polling on average about 12 percent since last election.

"So this is quite an unusual rogue poll, whether it is pattern we are yet to see."