Video: Newshub political editor Jenna Lynch breaks down 'terrible, terrible' poll result for Labour

  • 07/11/2022

Newshub political editor Jenna Lynch says the Labour Party has been "prepared" to see a drop in poll numbers in the wake of a "terrible, terrible result" in Newshub's latest poll.

It comes after Labour fell 5.9 points to 32.3 percent, while National remained above 40 percent, up 0.2 points to 40.7 percent. That's the lowest level of support for Labour since Jacinda Ardern became leader in mid-2017.

"There is no sugarcoating this for Labour, it is a terrible, terrible result. Less than one in three voters intend to vote Labour next year," Lynch told AM.

Lynch said Labour had lost a third of voters that voted for the party at the last election, but Labour would have expected the drop.

"They would've been prepared to see those numbers bcause you saw at their conference at the weekend them starting to kick into campaign mode, and basically change the way they are playing things. They're not going to go down without a fight."

Watch Jenna Lynch's full analysis above.