New polls show National could govern alone

Two polls show National with a commanding lead for Saturday's vote. Photo / Martin Sykes
Two polls show National with a commanding lead for Saturday's vote. Photo / Martin Sykes

Two polls published tonight show support holding steady for the National Party to govern alone, two days out from the general election.

The final ONE News Colmar Brunton poll of the campaign shows National down three per cent to 50, Labour is up to 28 percent but their likely coalition partner the Greens drop to 10 per cent support.

New Zealand First rises to 4.2 per cent, and the Conservative Party is above the Maori Party at 2.4 and two per cent respectively.

Act has 1.7 per cent support, the Mana Party 1.0 and United Future 0.1.

TVNZ said if it plays out this way on Saturday night, National would govern alone - but only just - with 65 seats.

On the poll's numbers, Labour could not form a government, even adding their 36 seats with 13 from the Greens.

The last 3 News Reid Research Poll before the election also shows National able to govern alone.

The party's 50.8 per cent support would give them 65 seats.

Labour drops back to 26 per cent, and the Green Party record their best ever result, 13.4 percent, or 17 seats, said TV3.

NZ First, with support dropping to 3.1 percent, is well short of the five percent mark needed to make it into Parliament.

The Conservative Party is at 1.8 per cent, the Maori Party is on 1.5, Mana 1.1 and ACT 1.0, meaning it must win the Epsom seat to survive.

The United Future Party failed to register for the seventh consecutive poll.

Another poll will appear in tomorrow morning's New Zealand Herald.

- APNZ

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