National still on top in new political poll, Labour slides down to 35 pct

National still on top in new political poll, Labour slides down to 35 pct
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A new political poll puts National's support at 39 percent, while Labour is down two points on 35 percent.

The latest 1 News / Kantar Public poll put the Green Party up 1 percent on 10, with ACT down on 7 percent and Te Pāti Māori on 2 percent.

That would mean National would get 51 seats in Parliament, ACT nine, Labour 45, 13 for the Greens and two for Te Pāti Māori.

In the preferred prime minister stakes, the poll put Jacinda Ardern on 33 percent, down one, while Christopher Luxon was stead on 25 percent. David Seymour dropped two points to 3 percent while Chloe Swarbrick had 2 percent of the support and Winston Peters 1 percent.

The poll is the first since the Budget earlier this month but also coincides with a cost of living crisis.

Last week, the Reserve Bank lifted its official cash rate by 50 basis points (half a percentage point) to two percent, and signalled on current conditions it could hit close to four percent by the end of the year.

National leader Christopher Luxon has criticised the amount of spending in the Budget and has accused the government of wasteful spending.

In the last 1 News / Kantar Public poll in March, National overtook Labour, with 39 percent support compared to Labour's 37 percent.

Ardern was on 46 percent and Luxon on 45 percent for the most preferred prime minister.