It has Labour at 23% which would see them get just 28 MPs in a House of 120. As they hold 27 electorates it means on that poll they would get just one List MP – their leader Andrew Little. If they drop just 1% more, then Little loses his seat. Alternatively if they pick up one more electorate seat then again Little loses his seat.
Other List MPs such as Jacinda Ardern and David Parker are toast on this result.
It is always useful to compare polls to the same time period in the previous election cycle. So how are National and Labour placed in November 2013 and November 2016?
- November 2013 – National 44.5% and Labour 34.0% for a 10.5% lead
- November 2016 – National 49.5% and Labour 23.0% for a 26.5% lead
A huge difference. This is the second lowest poll result ever for Labour in the history of the Roy Morgan poll.