Last night on One News:
Poll reveals big boost for Labour and Little
Labour has surged six points to be back over 30% for the first time in a year. It now sits at 31%.
National has also risen however – climbing four points to 49% – with the minor parties taking the hit. The Greens meanwhile are down to 10, New Zealand First is back two points to six and the Maori Party is steady on two.
ONE News Political Editor Corin Dann says Labour’s success in the poll can be attributed to the party’s leader. “Andrew Little has done it and I think that will give him a great boost of confidence,” he said.
That’s the third poll this year to have Labour well up to 30% range (see also Roy Morgan and 3 News. Partly this is just the usual post-election drift back to the main parties, but it’s larger and consistent for Labour, smaller and inconsistent for National. Good news.