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Shane Jones and Paula Bennett philosophical about NZ First and National's poor opinion poll results

National’s deputy Paula Bennett and NZ First’s Shane Jones say they aren’t too worried despite opinion poor poll results.

In the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll surveying who voters would choose in an election National took a 3.5 per cent nose dive to 41.6 per cent and NZ First only gained 0.5 percent, sitting at 2.9 per cent. Labour came out on top gaining 4.9 per cent to 47.5 per cent.

Mr Jones told TVNZ1’s Breakfast today, "Polls are a little bit like a weather report - part of the political landscape enjoyed some sunshine other parts were clouded out like my good party".

He says the polls that really count are the ones late next year, close to the general election.

"You must not let them do your head in. They’re good to bank when it is all ka pai but the reality for me is, as the first citizen of the province, I’ve got to get out there and deliver week after week and the polls that really count are the ones that come to ahead late next year."

Talking about National Party's poll results Ms Bennett says things "bounce around" all the time.

"A couple of months ago we were ahead in the polls and now you can see us slightly behind."


NZ First’s Mr Jones told TVNZ’s Breakfast, “the polls that really count are the ones that come to ahead late next year”. Source: Breakfast