Labour finishes year stronger than it began - polls
Updated at 8:46 am on 3 December 2012
A year after recording just 27% party support in the general election and weeks after major ructions at its party conference Labour has strengthened in two major polls.
In the latest One News-Colmar Brunton poll, published on Sunday, Labour registered party vote support of 35%.
In a 3 News-Reid Research poll released on the same day Labour was on 34.6% support compared to 47% support for the National Party.
The combined Labour and Greens support was ahead of the National Party in both surveys.
The Green Party recorded 13% in both polls and no other party registered support above 5%.
Labour Party leader David Shearer says the shine is coming off the Government because voters want a more hands-on approach to issues like housing and jobs.
The polls surveyed 1000 voters and have margins of error of plus or minus 3.1%.
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