Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 'heartened' despite decrease in popularity in Newshub-Reid Poll

The AM Show 02/08/2021

In the latest Newshub-Reid political poll it was revealed that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's popularity had dropped 2.6% meanwhile Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins gained 2.6%. The Prime Minister is still New Zealand's preferred leader with 45.5% in the polls compared to Collins' 8.2%.

The Prime Minister joined Duncan Garner on The AM Show this morning and said,

"I'm still really heartened, though, the fact that between ourselves and the Greens - there's still a solid majority there."

"I've never been one to be particularly obsessive over polls - I do listen, I do hear people… I hear people rather than just generic polls,"

The Labour Party had a 9.7% drop which means the party can no longer govern alone without the Green Party as they currently sit at 43% on their own.

You can see the results of the Newshub-Reid Research Poll here.