Good to see Labour up 3% in the latest TV1 / Colmar Brunton poll. All the results should of course be taken with a good helping of salt, and the short term trends are wandering around near the margin of error, but in terms of perception the last thing Labour needed at this point was a drop on the last one. Greens have fallen back to 6% (a worry), but none of the Nats’ coalition partners are looking good.
Apparently there’s another poll out tonight, if I see it I’ll update this post.
Update: There is is, a 3 News Reid poll (video). While Colmar Brunton had both Labour and the Nats up, Reid has both Labour and the Nats down. Margin of error, random noise, this is why it’s silly to try and build up narratives out of individual poll results. Doesn’t stop some people trying of course!