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Watch: 'It's very tight' – Bill English remains coy on election hopes despite Labour's shocking poll result

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. 

The Prime Minister says Andrew Little can still take his job at the upcoming election, because of how MMP operates. Source: Breakfast

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".

The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll has Labour at its lowest level in more than two decades. Source: 1 NEWS

Read more: Labour slumps to its lowest level in more than 20 years in latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll

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. 

The Labour Party suffered a poor result in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll and Mr Little had floated the idea of stepping down. Source: 1 NEWS

"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."

It's not all over for Andrew Little and Labour, says 1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann, but it's going to be tough. Source: Breakfast

Bill English says he's focused on National, not what NZ First is doing. Source: Breakfast

Source: 1 NEWS

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".