National and the Greens have been major movers in the latest
One News Colmar Brunton poll with National up six points to
51 per cent and the Greens down by five to 8 per cent.
Labour remains on 34 per cent despite being under the new
leadership of David Cunliffe since September.
National could govern alone on 51 per cent.
The Maori Party and the Conservatives have had no change and
are on 1 per cent; New Zealand First is on 3 per cent, down
one point on the last Colmar Brunton poll in October.
United Future and Act registered no support.
Prime Minister John Key is preferred Prime Minister by 43 per
cent, the same as the October poll.
Mr Cunliffe is down by two points to 10 per cent, and New
Zealand First leader Winston Peters is steady on 4 per cent.
National began the year with a policy package to reform
school leadership structures.
Labour's big push has been on baby bonus scheme and the
Greens have launched a solar energy policy.
The Greens have been subjected to sustained attacks by
National, especially over events surrounding the Greens and
internet mogul Kim Dotcom.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman said his party would try to
block the extradition of internet mogul Kim Dotcom to the
United States if it was part of the next Government.
Dr Norman visited his Coatesville mansion last year in a bid
to dissuade him from setting up the Internet Party in the
belief it would damage the Greens.
Mr Dotcom has said he would throw his weight behind another
party if the Internet Party did not look like crossing the
five per cent threshold.
Greens co-leader Metiria Turei accused National of racism
when its ministers drew contrasts between her designer
clothes and her advocacy of the poor.
- Audrey Young of the NZ Herald