28 Sep 2008

Poll puts National 13% ahead of Labour

7:15 pm on 28 September 2008

The gap between the Labour Party and the National Party has widened slightly in a poll released on Sunday.

National is up one point to 49% while Labour is down one point to 36% in the 3 News opinion poll.

That increases the gap from 11 to 13%.

The Greens are the only minor party to reach the threshold required to enter Parliament without an electorate seat; down one to 5%.

New Zealand First is unchanged on 3% and both the Maori Party and ACT are unchanged on 2%.

The Prime Minister Helen Clark rose one point as the preferred prime minister to 32 and National leader John Key is unchanged on 34.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.