By Duncan Wilson Follow @DJDuncWilson
The latest UMR research poll indicates a strong majority for Len Brown in the upcoming Mayoral election - the current Mayor sitting on a cool 47 percent of the total vote, 66 percent of the decided vote.
New challenger John Palino is in second place, with 14 percent of the total vote and 20 percent of the decided vote. MANA Party secretary John Minto is third, with five and seven percent respectively.
Big transport wins for Auckland alongside a National government will have seen the Mayor retain some pace in these polls, but polls aren't the election, so it's still all to play for!
As an aside note, I like how UMR used the same purple for John Minto that they did for Colin Craig last time in 2010. No arguments over colours, please boys!
source: data archive