26 Sep 2010

National up in latest poll, but ACT slips sharply

7:03 pm on 26 September 2010

A new political poll out shows National continuing to hold a strong lead over the Labour Party.

The One News Colmar Brunton poll has National up from 49% support to 54.

Labour has slipped three percentage points to 32.

The Greens remain the only minor party to poll above the five-percent threshold with 8%.

The ACT Party has been averaging about 2.5% support for most of this term of Government.

But it has had problems in recent weeks with the rolling of its deputy Heather Roy, and the resignation of disgraced MP David Garrett.

Its support in Sunday night's poll comes in at just 1.1% - the lowest since August 2008.

The poll of about 1000 voters has a margin of error of +/- 3.1%.