31 Aug 2011

More bad poll news for Labour

2:44 pm on 31 August 2011

The latest political opinion poll makes grim reading for the Labour Party.

The Fairfax Media-Research International poll puts National well ahead at 57.1% with Labour a distant second on 25.7%, while the Green Party have jumped to 11%.

The next highest polling party was New Zealand First, which is not currently in Parliament, on 2.2%.

All the other parties recorded less than 2% in the poll of 1000 eligible voters, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.

The poll continues a run of poor results for Labour in recent weeks and is significantly worse for the party than Tuesday's Herald Digi-Poll.

That put Labour on 31.5%, with National on 52% and the Greens on 9.8%.