Checkpoint, RNZ, Wellington, February 11, 2019
The National Party is polling below Labour for the first time in twelve years in the Newshub Reid Research poll.
The Poll has Labour at 47.5% ahead of the National Party, which has dropped to 41.6%.
The Greens are at at 5.1% while New Zealand First is on 2.9%.
Political commentator Professor Claire Robinson told Checkpoint it was great news for the Labour Party and showed a honeymoon period for Party, with voters giving them the benefit of the doubt.
“It is fantastic for Labour, they have gone up over 20 points in the last just over a year and that’s a huge jump,” he said.
Bad news for Bridges
In the preferred Prime Minister polling, Labour’s Jacinda Ardern sits comfortably on 41.8%. National MP Judith Collins got 6.2%, which moves her ahead of her Leader Simon Bridges who is at on 5%
Based on the poll numbers, the Labour Party and the Greens would be able to govern alone without New Zealand First.
The margin of error for the poll was 3.1% and was taken between January 24 to February 2, 2019.