Bill English and National lead in the polls months before an election
Prime Minister Bill English, who took over from John Key in December last year, is holding on to a strong lead in the polls according to a One News Colmar Brunton poll cited widely across the media.
Bill English is said to have 31% support as the preferred prime minister whilst the main opposition Labour leader Andrew Little is on 7%.
The ruling National Party is on 46% support down from 50% whilst Labour is on 30% up from 28%.
New Zealand will hold a general election on Saturday 23 September 2017.