Last poll of year is a bit boring but Audrey Young manages some weapons grade spin on behalf of Labour
The Herald’s last poll of the year is real margin of error stuff.
Labour is up a bit, so is National, NZ First and Greens down a bit…otherwise it is a bit meh.
It didn’t stop Audrey Young spinning this as a massive lift in labour’s fortunes despite them still being under 30%.
Labour’s popularity has jumped three percentage points in the first political poll since Andrew Little took over the leadership and the first major poll since the September 20 election.
But National’s support has also risen, while support for the Greens and New Zealand First has declined.
Labour is on 28.9 per cent, a rise of three points from 25.9 per cent in the Herald-DigiPoll survey conducted in the last week of the election campaign.
Its party vote in the election of 25.13 per cent was close to the poll result, so it can safely be said the party has had a lift.
Mr Little was elected on November 18 after the resignation of David Cunliffe.
National’s support rose 2.2 points, from 48.2 to 50.4 per cent in the poll, conducted in the second and third weeks of December.