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National up, Labour down in new poll

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/04/2016
John Key has been described as a 'creepy weirdo' in parliament. © Bloomberg John Key has been described as a 'creepy weirdo' in parliament.

Support for National is up in a poll while support for Labour and its leader Andrew Little is sagging.

National rose three points to 50 per cent in a Colmar Brunton poll commissioned by One News released on Sunday.

The Greens rose two to 10 per cent and NZ First fell a point to 9 per cent.

The poll indicates National could govern alone with 61 seats in a 121-seat parliament if an election was held now.

National has governed New Zealand with the support of partners for three terms.

Labour fell four points to 28 per cent and Mr Little slipped two points to 7 per cent in the preferred prime minister stakes.

Andrew Little © Getty Andrew Little

Support for Prime Minister John Key dropped a point to 39 per cent, suggesting the failed attempt to change New Zealand's flag did not have a huge impact.

NZ First leader Winston Peters, who turns 71 on Monday, was up a point to 10 per cent in the preferred prime minister stakes.

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