Political polls ‘simply can’t both be right’

National leader Simon Bridges says the political poll that showed his party had gained support was the most similar to National’s own polling. Two polls released in the weekend had two different results – in one National leapfrogged Labour to take the lead but according to the other, Labour could govern alone for the first time.

The National Party was back ahead of Labour in the 1 News Colmar Brunton poll – up four points to 44 – while Labour was down six percentage points to 42. But the Newshub Reid Research poll Labour could govern alone for the first time with 50.8 percentage points compared to National, which dipped out of the 40s to 37.4 points.

Both polls had Mr Bridges trailing Judith Collins in the preferred Prime Minister stakes. Mr Bridges told Morning Report that while the polls “simply can’t both be right”, the 1 News Colmar Brunton poll was the most similar to the party’s own polling.

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