John Key will struggle to win public support for his desire to change the New Zealand flag if a poll by onenews.co.nz is anything to go by.
The poll of nearly 1000 people taken over the past two days showed two-thirds against the idea.
To the question "Are you in favour of changing the New Zealand flag?", 65% ticked "No" and 35% clicked "Yes".
The newly re-elected Prime Minister on Monday indicated a referendum on the flag is likely next year, saying he would "like to do it as a 2015 issue".
"I'm obviously a big supporter of the change, I think there are a lot of strong arguments in favour of the change," he said.
Mr Key had previously told Victoria University in March that a cross-parliamentary working group would recommend the best way to hold the referendum.
"We want a design that says 'New Zealand'," he said.
By law the flag can be changed by parliamentary majority but Mr Key says it's a decision for all Kiwis.