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Poll Watch: Two Polls Say National Governs Alone

End-Of-Year Polls - National Governs Alone

Two voting intention polls over the weekend have given National an outright majority - suggesting that if an election were held now National would be able to govern alone.

A 3 News-TNS poll put National on 51% and a One News-Colmar Brunton Poll gave them 54%, extending their lead over Labour to 15 and 19 points respectively.

No third parties were above the 5% threshold in either poll, meaning that they would need to have an electorate MP in order to enter Parliament.

John Key also rated as preferred Prime Minister in both polls.

3 NEWS TNS POLL 16/12/2007

National 51% (up 4)
Labour 36%
Greens 4.8%
Maori 2.8%
NZ First 2.2%
Act 0.9%
United Future 0.7%

Preferred PM:
John Key 33%
Helen Clark 28%
Winston Peters 6%


National 54%
Labour 35%
Greens 4.6%
Maori 2%
NZ First 2%
Act 1%
United Future 0.5%

Preferred PM:
John Key 35%
Helen Clark 30%


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