Registering 47 per cent in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll is not enough for Prime Minister Bill English, who remains adamant National is in an uneasy zone in the lead up to the election - and he says he has not yet resorted to turning to Winston Peters.
On TVNZ 1's Breakfast this morning, Mr English said when the poll results of the opposition parties were added up, "they still have, potentially, more seats in parliament than the current government".
Labour generated 24 per cent, Greens lifted their support to 15 per cent, and NZ First resulted in 11 per cent.
"It's a very tight election," Mr English said.
"We are focused on lifting our support, because on that poll, we could lose the election."
Mr English spoke about Labour Leader Andrew Little's admission he considered stepping down, saying "he's feeling the pressure and I can see why".
"The facts are, under MMP he can still be prime minister of a government with Greens and NZ First."
He had not met with Winston Peters to discuss a potential coalition, saying Mr Peters was "cutting his own path, making a lot of promises".