Key Points:

National has shed seven percentage points in a shock poll which puts Labour trailing by just 3 per cent.

The New Zealand Morgan Poll released today put National's support at 40.5 per cent with Labour climbing 1 point to 37.5 per cent, from the last Morgan poll a fortnight ago.

It is the closest the two parties have rated in over a year, but the poll, taken in the two weeks up to October 5, is very much at odds with recent surveys and could be a rogue.

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