10 Apr 2011

National maintains lead in latest poll

7:01 pm on 10 April 2011

The latest One News Colmar Brunton poll shows National maintaining its commanding lead over the Labour Party with 54%.

That's up three points from the last poll conducted in February.

Labour is holding steady, up slightly from 33 to 34%.

In the preferred Prime Minister stakes John Key goes up from 48 to 55%.

Labour's Phil Goff also gets a boost, up to 11 from 7% in February.

On the economy, those surveyed were more pessimistic about the next 12 months.

Those believing the economy will improve dropped from 48 to 38%, and the number of those thinking it will get worse increased from 32 to 45%.

The poll surveyed 1000 people, from 2 - 6 April, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.