3 Sep 2017

Latest poll shows National-Labour gap still tightening

10:24 pm on 3 September 2017

A new poll shows the race between National and Labour continues to tighten.

Bill English & Jacinda Adern don't think voting should be compulsory.

Bill English and Jacinda Ardern Photo: RNZ

The latest Newshub-Reid poll shows National at 43.3 percent and Labour at 39.4.

National fell 1.1 points from last month's poll, while Labour rose 6.3.

Both New Zealand First and the Green Party dropped about 2 points, sitting at 6.6 and 6.1 respectively.

Bill English was still preferred prime minister with 30.1 percent, but Jacinda Ardern wasn't too far away with 29.9.

The poll follows TV1's Colmar-Brunton poll last week, which for the first time in 12 years had Labour leading with 43 percent, compared to National's 41 percent.

TV1's poll also showed Jacinda Ardern overtake Bill English as preferred prime minister.

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