June 08, 2017
Maori Party slips back in poll
The latest Colmar Brunton One News poll has confirmed last month's showing of 4 percent support for the Maori party was an outlier.
This month's 1 percent result is closer to the trend line and shows the party could struggle to hang on to its second MP.
The post-Budget poll put National on 49 percent, up three percentage points on the last poll while Labour stalled on 30 percent.
The Greens dropped 2 points to 9 percent, which means Maori candidates Jack McDonald, Denese Roche and David Clendon would miss out if an election were held tomorrow, while NZ First climbed one point to nine percent.
The Opportunities Party showed up at one per cent and ACT also scored one percent.
Bill English topped the preferred prime minister ratings at 29 percent, up 3 points, while Labour leader Andrew Little was up one to eight percent.
The poll of 1000 people had a margin of error of 3.1 per cent.
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