National sinks to worst result in a decade

Photos: Getty Images/NZME
Photos: Getty Images/NZME
Under Simon Bridges, National has nosedived to its worst result in more than a decade, according to a new political poll.

National has fallen well below Labour in the latest Newshub Reid Research poll with National on 41.6 per cent and Labour on 47.5 per cent.

It has been a long time since its last poll – just before the May Budget last year – but compared to that poll, National has fallen 3.5 points and Labour is up by 4.9 points.

Polling on the preferred prime minister had Jacinda Ardern ahead again on 41.8 per cent.

Bridges only had 5 per cent support, while Judith Collins rose to 6.2 per cent.

Labour's Coalition partner New Zealand First is on 2.9 per cent and would not survive the next election on that result, and the Greens are just on the five per cent threshold at 5.1 per cent.

This would allow Labour and the Greens to govern alone.

In tonight's poll Act was on 0.4 per cent, Maori Party 0.8, Conservatives 1.1 per cent, and The Opportunities Party on 0.5 per cent.

The Newshub Reid Research poll last May had National ahead of Labour on 45 .1 per cent and Labour on 42.6 per cent. The Greens were on 5.7 per cent and New Zealand First on 2.4 per cent.

The most recent poll before tonight's however, the 1 News Colmar Brunton taken just over two months ago, also had National on 46 per cent, ahead of Labour on 43 per cent.

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