Poll of Polls - National has extended its lead over Labour in RNZ's final poll of polls before the election. National's average in polls taken over the past nine days was 45.1%, up from 41.9% in last Friday's average. That comfortably headed Labour, which was on 37.2%, down from 41.6% last Friday - a sharp turnaround from early September, when Labour was in front. But if the Greens are added to Labour, that bloc is competitive with National if there is a bidding war for New Zealand First's support.
Poll of Polls - Labour and National are still neck-and-neck in RNZ's poll of polls but with last Friday's lead reversed. National is on 41.9% with Labour on 41.6%. Last Friday Labour led 41.8% to 41.1%. In effect, going into the last week it is too close to call between the two major parties. Tonight's 1 News Colmar Brunton poll counters the Newshub Reid Research poll from Tuesday. The Greens appear to be troughing: with an average of 5.5% (5.4% in last Friday's poll of polls).
Labour, on 41.8% has nudged ahead of National, on 41.1%, in the latest RNZ poll of polls - in the wake of tonight's 1 News Colmar Brunton poll. The poll of polls averages the most recent three polls available to RNZ. The boost to Labour more than offsets the continued slide of the Greens to just 5.4%. The combined Labour+Greens average is now 47.2%. That is 6.0% ahead of National.
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