Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - The first poll since the election has seen most parties retaining their support base, but a large increase in the number of people who think New Zealand is heading in the right direction.
The New Zealand Roy Morgan poll taken between November 7 and 30 (the election was on November 8) had National on 44 percent support after it recorded 44.93 percent of the eligible vote, and Labour on 32 percent (33.99).
The Government confidence rating in the poll reached its highest point on record, with 66 percent saying the country was heading in the right direction.
That was up 12 points since the last poll, while only 19 percent thought New Zealand was heading in the wrong direction (down 12 points).
The Greens recorded large boosts in polls in the run-up to the election, but only 6.72 percent on the day. In this poll, they had a post-election rebound up to 9.5 percent.
ACT recorded 4 percent (3.65 percent at the election), Maori Party 3.5 (2.39), and United Future 1 percent (0.87).
New Zealand First was on 3.5 percent after it failed to get back into power due collecting less than 5 percent of the vote on the day.