Poll: National nosedives into dreaded 30s, could trigger leadership coup

The verdict is in for Simon Bridges and it doesn't get much worse.

Under his leadership National is in a tailspin, with the party's popularity nosediving to a record low in our latest Newshub Reid-Research poll.

Critically for Bridges, National's crashed into the dreaded 30s, which many of his MPs see as the trigger point for a leadership coup.

The poll shows the country doesn't like Bridges and he's taking the National Party down with him.

Poll: National nosedives into dreaded 30s, could trigger leadership coup
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National's support has collapsed to 37.4 percent - down 4.2 percent - and has hit the 30s, the psychological barrier MPs told Newshub would trigger a coup.

Labour is breaking records too, on 50.8 percent - up 3.3 percent. This means it could govern alone for the first time ever in our poll.

New Zealand First isn't needed, and isn't any use anyway on 2.8 percent. This brings it down 0.1 percent from last time, well short of the 5 percent needed to get into Parliament.

The Greens get a bump of 1.1 percent to 6.2 percent, possibly from Labour voters unhappy the Capital Gains Tax was axed.

There's nothing of note to say about the minor parties, they're too minor.

Poll: National nosedives into dreaded 30s, could trigger leadership coup
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In a 120-seat Parliament Labour gets 64 seats, a clear majority. National's on just 47 and assuming a deal in Epsom, Act gets one seat

The Greens will be stoked with eight seats - the same it got at the last election.

The poll was conducted between May 30 and June 7 with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.

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