In the latest 1News Verian poll, significant changes in approval ratings for New Zealand's political leaders have been revealed. Chris Hipkins, the l
In the latest 1News Verian poll, significant changes in approval ratings for New Zealand’s political leaders have been revealed. Chris Hipkins, the leader of the Labour Party, has seen a substantial decline in his approval rating. Currently, his approval rating stands at -1, indicating that more people disapprove of his leadership than approve. This is a notable drop from January when his approval rating, as Prime Minister, was at +36, with 46% approval and only 10% disapproval.
On the other hand, Christopher Luxon, leader of the National Party, has maintained a relatively steady approval rating. In the recent poll, Luxon received an approval rating of +9, similar to his rating in January. Of those polled, 44% approved of his leadership, 35% disapproved, and 21% either did not know or refused to answer. These changes in approval ratings come in the wake of last night’s 1News Verian poll, which projected that National and ACT are on track to potentially form the next government with a projected 62 seats, while the left bloc comprised of Labour, the Greens, and Te Pāti Māori secured 51 seats, and NZ First looked set to return to parliament with seven seats.