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National Strengthens Its Lead In Latest Poll

National has strengthened its lead over Labour in the latest New Zealand Morgan opinion poll. The survey released tonight shows National up 3 points to 47.5 percent support and Labour down 1.5 points to 36.5 percent -- a lead of 11 points compared with 6.5 points on September 4.

National Strengthens Its Lead In Latest Poll

National has strengthened its lead over Labour in the latest New Zealand Morgan opinion poll. The survey released tonight shows National up 3 points to 47.5 percent support and Labour down 1.5 points to 36.5 percent -- a lead of 11 points compared with 6.5 points on September 4.

Govt Wasted $17 Billion Says Sir Roger Douglas

Sir Roger Douglas waded into the New Zealand election campaign today with a trademark statement accusing the Government of wasting $17 billion. The former finance minister in David Lange's Labour government is standing as a candidate for ACT, the party he founded.

Clark Sees Positives In 18-point Poll Deficit

A poll which shows National slightly widening its lead over Labour is "a good result in the circumstances", Prime Minister Helen Clark says.

Labour Slips Slightly In Latest Poll

National has widened its lead over Labour in the latest political poll, which also shows New Zealand First's support dipping below 2 percent in the wake of its donations scandal.

Act Candidate Lodges Unfair Dismissal Claim

ACT candidate Shawn Tan is taking legal action against the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union after he was sacked as an organiser yesterday.

Latest Poll Good News For Labour

An opinion poll released today shows a significant increase in support for Labour, and National's lead has been reduced to just 6.5 percentage points.

Poll Sees National With Large, But Shrinking Lead

Yet another poll has shown National maintaining a large but shrinking lead over Labour. The New Zealand Herald/DigiPoll shows a 13.7 percent gap between the two major parties compared to the 24.6 point difference seen in the same poll in July.

Hide To Try To Question Peters Again

Rodney Hide will be back in Parliament today targeting Winston Peters over serious allegations of a payout in return for the New Zealand First leader dropping corruption claims against a fishing company.

Act Candidate To Face Union Disciplinary Hearing

Suspended union employee and ACT Party candidate Shawn Tan will face a union disciplinary hearing to respond to allegations against him. Mr Tan was suspended by the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union (EPMU) last week after it was revealed he was standing for the ACT Party.

Clark Pleased With Latest Poll

Prime Minister Helen Clark says she is pleased by another poll that shows Labour closing the gap on National. A TV3/TNS poll last night had Labour up 2 percentage points to 37 percent and National steady on 48 points.

Hide Shocked By Act Candidate's Suspension

It is shocking that a union suspended one of its employees because he was standing as a candidate for the ACT party, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today.

Douglas Ranked Third On Act List

The ACT party released its party list today but is keeping the number five spot reserved. Party president Garry Mallett announced the list this morning. Leader Rodney Hide was ranked first followed by his deputy and MP Heather Roy.

Key Plays Down Public Trust Poll Results

National leader John Key says public trust in his party will grow as it releases more policy. A TV One survey released last night found half the voters polled did not believe the National Party is being open about its plans.

Voters Question National's Motives - Poll

Half the voters questioned in an opinion poll don't believe the National Party is being open about its plans. TV One's survey indicates the secretly taped conversations with senior MPs and Labour's claims that National has a secret agenda are having an impact.

Peters Poll Does Not Surprise Clark

A poll suggesting nearly half of voters want New Zealand First leader Winston Peters sacked as a minister reflects his party's lack of popular support, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today.

Clark Heartened By Latest Poll

Prime Minister Helen Clark is heartened by the latest opinion poll which she says shows Labour retaining its core support. TV One's survey, released last night, showed National down one point to 51 percent support and Labour up two points to 37 percent.

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