Wow. That is what you call a decisive swing. National has gone from a 2% lead in the party vote to an 11% lead. Also of key interest is that the very important government approval rating has gone from +3% to -11% which is a 14% change.
Greens doubled to 6% which shows good things happen when you agree to pay the money back.
The PM doubts 49% support National. She is partly right that no party tends to get that vote in an election. But these polls are of decided voters only and what may have happened is a lot of Labour voters gone undecided which would make National go so high as a percentage of the decided vote.
The net disapproval ratng is the one which should worry Labour. That sends a very clear message that voters disapprove of their role in publicising Don Brash’s alleged affair and also the “non-personal” cancerous attack. Oh yeah, plus they also want Labout to pay the money back no doubt!!