New Zealand

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.

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