1 Apr 2012

National still has commanding lead over Labour - poll

7:03 pm on 1 April 2012

The National Party continues to hold a commanding lead over the Labour Party in the latest political poll.

The TVNZ poll shows National is up one to 51%, while Labour is up one to 29%.

National Party leader, John Key, is still the preferred Prime Minister, down four to 48%, with Labour's new leader, David Shearer, in at 11%.

The Green Party is up one at 11%, while New Zealand First is down one to 3%.

The Maori, ACT, Conservative and Mana parties have all registered 1%.

The poll surveyed 1000 people and has a margin of error of 3.1%.