Labour and the Greens have enough support to form a government without the help of New Zealand First, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll.
Support for Labour is up 2% from the last poll in November to 45%, while support for National is down 4% to 42%.
With support for the Greens up 1% to 6%, Labour and the Greens could secure 65 seats in the House (58 for Labour, 7 for the Greens).
National, with the help of an ACT seat, could get 55. You need 61 seats to govern.
With support for New Zealand First down 1% to 3%, the party wouldn’t meet the 5% threshold to get into Parliament.
At 6%, National Party Leader Simon Bridges is neck-and-neck with National MP Judith Collins when it comes to preferred prime minister. Support for Bridges is down 1%.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has reached her highest ever level at 44%, up 5% from November.
Meanwhile New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has slumped 3% to 3%.
These 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll results are similar to the Newshub Reid Research ones released last Monday.