Sunday, October 19, 2008

Labour Closing Gap, Time Running Short in New Zealand General Election - Colmar-Brunton Poll

Labour is closing the gap on National in this week's Colmar-Brunton poll, but time is running out and other polls are not showing a similar closing of the gap.

National's lead closed to 14 percent over Labour compared to last week's poll showing an 18 percent gap.

National's support among voters dropped by one percent to 50 percent, while Labour rose 3 to 36 percent. The Greens fell from 8 percent to 5 percent, with none of the other smaller parties crossing the party list threshold of 5 percent. The Maori Party dropped from 3 to 2 percent support, as did NZ First.

Preferred Prime Minister support for National's John Key rose a point to 40 percent, while that for Helen Clark moved up 3 percent to 34 percent.

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