In the latest poll by 1News Verian, the support for New Zealand's Labour Party has decreased to less than 30% in the party vote, marking a 4% decline
In the latest poll by 1News Verian, the support for New Zealand’s Labour Party has decreased to less than 30% in the party vote, marking a 4% decline over the past month. This decline places the party’s popularity at its lowest point since Chris Hipkins became the leader. The survey, conducted from August 12 to 16, reveals that Labour now holds only 29% of the party vote, showing a significant drop from the 50% it received in the previous election.
Interestingly, the National Party has experienced a slight increase in support, reaching 37% in the poll, up by 2% from July. ACT has also gained 1%, reaching 13%, while the Greens have increased by 2% to 12%. The poll also highlights a rise in support for New Zealand First, which stands at 4%, bringing it close to the crucial 5% threshold needed for parliamentary representation.
This poll outcome could impact parliamentary representation, indicating that if elections were held today, National and ACT could potentially form a government coalition with their combined seats. In contrast, Labour would have fewer seats, along with the Greens and Te Pāti Māori. The poll also examines preferred prime minister ratings, where Chris Hipkins’ popularity has dropped by 3%, while National leader Christopher Luxon’s rating remains steady at 20%.