Politicians supporting a bill legalising assisted dying may potentially stop it from going to a referendum, according to a Herald poll of MPs.

But plenty are staying tight-lipped in the lead-up to what may be a crucial vote on the controversial legislation.

When Act Leader David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill returns to Parliament this month, MPs will have to make a crucial vote about whether it should go to a referendum if it passes a third and final reading.

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The bill's supporters could keep a referendum off the table


Opponents of the bill could save the referendum but may not want to

The public would likely say yes

The bill chances at third reading are thin without the referendum