11 Sep 2014

National down but still strong: poll

8:04 pm on 11 September 2014

The latest One News Colmar-Brunton poll out tonight has the National Party dipping four points, but at 46 percent it is still 21 points ahead of the Labour Party.

With just over a week to go until the election, Labour has slumped one point to 25 percent.

John Key.

National Party leader John Key. Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski

Television New Zealand says Labour's result in the party vote polling is the worst its had in the past 17 years.

The Green Party is up three points to 14 percent, while New Zealand First is steady on 7 percent. The Conservative Party is up one to 4 percent and Internet Mana is down one point to 1 percent.

The latest average, calculated by political analyst Colin James, includes tonight's Colmar Brunton One News poll and latest polls by 3News-Reid Research, Fairfax and the New Zealand Herald.

Meanwhile, National's leader John Key has lost two points in the preferred Prime Minister stakes, but retains 46 percent support. Labour leader David Cunliffe is steady on 14 percent.

One thousand people were questioned and the poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

The latest Herald-DigiPoll has also released details today of its survey of the most preferred Prime Minister. It shows National leader John Key's popularity has dropped 7.3 points, but he still has 61.6 percent support.

The latest surveys put the four poll averages in Radio New Zealand's POLL of POLLS compiled by political analyst Colin James as follows:

  • National 49.2%
  • Labour 25.4%
  • Greens 12.7%
  • New Zealand First 5.9%
  • Conservatives 3.5%
  • Internet-Mana 1.7%
  • Maori party 0.8%
  • ACT 0.5%
  • United Future 0.1%.
David Cunliffe (left) visiting a cable company in Auckland, on Friday.

David Cunliffe visiting an Auckland cable company during the campaign. Photo: RNZ / Demelza Leslie