This evening two new political polls have been released both putting Labour ahead of National. ‘
From Radio New Zealand:
Two political polls tonight have Labour regaining lost ground against National, with leader Chris Hipkins more popular than the opposition’s Chris Luxon.
Both are the first poll for their respective organisations since Chris Hipkins took over as Prime Minister after Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation from the role.
The 1News Kantar poll had Labour up 5 percentage points to 38, with National down one percentage point to 37.
Newshub Reid Research’s poll had Labour up 5.7 percent to 38, ahead of National which lost 4.1 points, dropping to 36.6.
The One News Kantar Poll has Act on 10% and the Greens on 7%.
The Reid Research Poll has the Greens on 8.1% and Act on 10.7%.
It looks like Te Maori Party will be the deciders. Both poll results suggest they will have two seats.
The margin is still really tight and the result is still too close to call.
But this election is not over yet. And there is a lot at stake. Like our future.