21 Feb 2010

National still at least 20% clear of Labour in two latest polls

7:08 pm on 21 February 2010

The National Party remains the overwhelming choice of voters according to two just-released political opinion polls.

Both the 3 News and the One News - Colmar Brunton polls published on Sunday put National comfortably over 50%.

The TV3 poll recorded 56.3% support for National, with Labour a distant second on 29.6%.

The TV3 poll put the Greens on 7.3%, the Maori Party on 2.4%, ACT on 1.6% and New Zealand First on 1.5%.

The One News poll puts National on 54% to Labour's 34%.

The One News poll put the Greens on 4.7%, the Maori Party on 2%, ACT on 1.7% and New Zealand First on 1.5%.

In the preferred Prime Minister stakes the two polls were identical, with John Key on 49% support to the Labour leader Phil Goff's 8%.

Both polls questioned 1000 eligible voters over the last week and have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.