Labour Party leader David Cunliffe said he wasn't putting
any weight on a poll which had the party slumped to new low.
The latest stuff.co.nz/Ipsos political poll released today
had National leading on 55 per cent, leaving Labour well
behind on 22.5 per cent - down 2.4 percentage points on the
previous poll. The Greens followed on 11.3 per cent.
"I'm actually not at all putting any weight at all on that
particular poll,'' Mr Cunliffe said. "It's completely out of
line with others that we've taken and other recently
"I feel that there's been a very positive couple of weeks for
Labour and I'll be keen to see what comes out in future.
"There is one poll that really matters, that's the one on the
20th of September and that's what we're all working
The poll also found that on the numbers Labour would lose
five MPs to just 29.
The poll included at least 1000 New Zealand residents, was
taken from August 9 to August 13 and had a margin of error of
3.1 per cent.