The early political exchanges over the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement and Prime Minister John Key’s no show at Waitangi commemorations haven’t hurt support for National, according to the latest poll.
The first ONE News Colmar Brunton Poll of the year has National at 47 per cent, unchanged from the last poll in October 2015.
Labour, meanwhile, has climbed slightly, up one point to 32 per cent.
The big mover though is New Zealand First which has climbed one per cent to 10, a level that party hasn’t been at for around 10 years.
The Greens, however, have taken a hit, falling four points to eight per cent.
The Maori Party is at one percent. ACT, Mana and the Conservatives are all polling under one per cent.
In the preferred Prime Minister stakes, John Key remains well out in front, unchanged on 40 per cent.
Labour’s leader Andrew Little and New Zealand First leader Winston have both gained one point each to sit neck and neck on nine per cent.
The poll of just over 1000 eligible voters was taken between the 13th and 17th of February and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 per cent.