N.Z. Leader Ardern’s Labour Support Slips Amid Virus, Poll Shows
(Bloomberg) -- Support for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party has slipped by almost 10 percentage points amid increasing scrutiny of the government’s response to the coronavirus, according to a poll by Newshub-Reid Research.
Labour’s support fell to 43% compared with a May survey, while New Zealand National Party’s backing rose to almost 29% and ACT Party’s increased to about 11%, Newshub-Reid found. Ardern was still preferred Prime Minister by a large margin.
The research was conducted July 22 to 29 and had a margin of error of 3.3%, according to Newshub-Reid.
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