National increased its lead says 3News, the first poll since Dear Leader called the election.
Nats up 1 to 49%.
Labour down 1 to 36%, giving a 13% gap.
Greens down 1 to 5%.
NZ First no change at 3% so no NZ First.
Maori no change at 2%.
Act No change at 2% , giving 3 MPs.Natiional 62 seats , giving compfrtable coalition government.
Labour 46MPs, Maori 4MPs.
Preferred PM shows Helen up 1 at 32%, John Key 34% no change.
Helen Clark tainted by her association with Winston Peters and the failure of her attacks on John Key. Clark drops on polling well and poorly, says Garner.
Key says poll says it shows Liarbour attacks are personal and misguided.
Campaign not due to start offically for a couple of weeks, says Hunky Dunky, who says Liarbour is running out of time.