National Party's support flailing

  • 09/08/2016
National Party's support flailing

The National Party's public support is waning and Winston Peters' is growing.

In the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll, support for National has dropped by 1.9 percent, down to 45.1, while the Labour-Green marriage has grown by 1.8 percent, now up to 32.7.

Neither would have enough support to govern without kingmaker Mr Peters and New Zealand First, which hold the balance of power on 8.1 percent.

The other bad news for John Key is that the public supports Labour's Kiwibuild policy.

The policy aims to build 100,000 thousand affordable homes for first-home buyers; it's no wonder the policy attracted 56 percent support.

Newshub political editor Patrick Gower spoke to Paul Henry about what Mr Key can do to get National back on track.