National out to a shock 10 point lead over Labour in latest Newshub poll




The National Party has jumped to a shock 10 point lead over Labour in the latest Newshub poll, signaling a possible turning of the tide just two weeks out from the election.

National are out to a shock 10 point lead in the latest Newshub poll, but Corin Dann says there is "enormous amount of volatility" in the polling.
Source: 1 NEWS

National has registered an approval rating of 47.3 per cent compared to Labour's 37.8 per cent in tonight's poll.

In the preferred Prime Minister stakes, Bill English at 33.1 per cent has established a two point lead over Jacinda Ardern at 31.7 per cent.

Winston Peters is at 6.9 per cent as preferred Prime Minister and his New Zealand First Party has registered 6.0 per cent approval.

The Greens are at 4.9 per cent approval, the Opportunities Party at 1.6 per cent, and the Maori Party at 1.1 per cent, in tonight's Newshub poll.

However, 1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann says the latest Newshub results show an "enormous amount of volatility in the polling" considering the vastly different polling results in last week's 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.

In that poll, on September 7, Labour registered a 43 per cent approval rating, giving them a four point lead over National at 39 per cent.

"This is a bit of head scratch, we've got two vastly different polls now," Dann said.

"We're clearly seeing an enormous amount of volatility in the polling to have two that are quite different like this.

"Perhaps when you take a poll of polls it will be somewhere a bit more closer in the middle.

"No question National will be buoyed by this, they'll feel their attacks on tax, and water, and all those issues are starting to perhaps make some in-roads.

"Labour will be worried about this and they'll perhaps have to have a bit of a rethink."

The next 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll will be released this Thursday, September 14, on TVNZ's 1's 6pm bulletin and online at 1 NEWS NOW

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