Second poll shows Labour stall
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A second poll has found Labour support faltering following a jump in support after David Cunliffe took over as leader.
A Roy Morgan Poll shows a potential Labour/ Greens Alliance (46.5%, down 3%) with an election winning lead over National (42%, up 0.5%). Support for National's coalition partners has slightly increased overall with the Maori Party 1.5% (unchanged), ACT NZ 1% (up 0.5%) and United Future 0.5% (up 0.5%).
Support for the Labour Party is 35.5% (down 1.5%), Greens have fallen to 11% (down 1.5%), New Zealand First 4.5% (down 0.5%), Mana Party 0.5% (unchanged), Conservative Party of NZ 2.5% (up 2%) and Others 1% (unchanged).
If a National Election were held now the latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows that although down a Labour/ Greens alliance would still win with the support of New Zealand First.
The latest NZ Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has risen to 129 (up 5pts) with 57.5% (up 2.5%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 28.5% (down 2.5%) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction’.
Gary Morgan says: “Today’s New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows a potential Labour/Greens Alliance (46.5%, down 3%) still in a strong position to win Government in a year’s time with the support of New Zealand First (4.5%, down 0.5%).
“National (42%, up 0.5%) have work to do to retain Government although Prime Minister John Key has this week suggested the Conservative Party (2.5%, up 2%) could be a possible Coalition partner for National in a future Government.
“Already this year, United Future MP Peter Dunne and ACT MP John Banks (both Ministers in the National-led Government) have been forced to resign their ministerial posts and their political futures are uncertain.”
The poll was conducted by telephone – both landline and mobile telephone, with a NZ wide cross-section of 847 electors from October 14-27, 2013. Of all electors surveyed a 3.5% (down 1%) didn’t name a party.