The only consistent noise in the aftermath of two very contradictory polls was the tick tock, tick tock on National Party leader Simon Bridges' leadership.

The polls showed starkly different positions for the party he leads.

On Newshub's Reid Research, National fell four points to 37.4 per cent, while in the One News Colmar Brunton poll, it had lifted four points to 44 per cent.

On one poll, Bridges could be sacked. On the other, he is safe as houses.

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The only result the same in both polls was Bridges' rankings as preferred Prime Minister.

He had already been at

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