ELECTION 2020: Latest polls says Labour could govern alone; Nats hang in above 30%

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 30 Jul 2020

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
A Labour Party majority government with the Greens in a non-essential support role continues to be the most likely post-election outcome for New Zealand after the second political opinion poll in a week put Labour's support at above 50 percent.A One News-Colmar Brunton poll published tonight shows Labour on 53 percent support, up 3 percentage points on a poll taken five weeks ago by Colmar-Brunton, when Todd Muller was still leader of the National Party.National was at 32 percent support, down 6 percentage points after Muller's ear...
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