Colmar Brunton out of step with others, still shows lead for left wing

1News Colmar Brunton’s latest poll is out and shows continued good news for Labour:

Labour has maintained its four point lead over National in a new 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll out tonight, the same margin as a similar poll taken last week.

It’s a good result for Labour, after backtracking on their tax policy earlier today, following a week-long hammering from National.

Jacinda Ardern’s fear that the party was hemorrhaging¬†votes from National’s attack appears unfounded, with Labour actually jumping one point higher to 44 per cent.

National also climbed one point from last week’s poll to 40 per cent.¬†

Alongside Labour, the big winner from this poll is the Greens, up two points to seven per cent. On tonight’s numbers, Labour and the Greens could govern alone.

Would-be king or queen maker Winston Peters (New Zealand First) is down three points in tonight’s poll to six per cent, while TOP is steady at two per cent and the Maori Party is down one point to one percent.

Tonight’s poll doesn’t take into account any voter preferences as a result of Labour’s tax change today.

The poll was conducted from Saturday September 9 (last Saturday) to Wednesday September 13 (yesterday).

The Preferred PM stakes are:

Jacinda Ardern, on 34 per cent, still leads in the preferred prime minister stakes by two points from Bill English, with both major party leaders up one point on last week.

Winston Peters was steady on five per cent.

This poll is now significantly out of step with other polling companies, including National’s Curia and Labour’s UMR.

We know that it is out of step with UMR because if Labour truly believed the numbers of Colmar Brunton they would never have back flipped over tax.




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