Labour, Greens could govern - new poll

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Last updated 10:45 14/02/2013
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Who would you vote for if the election was held today?

ACT

Conservative

Greens

Labour

Mana

Maori Party

National

NZ First

United Future

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Labour and the Greens will be in the box seat to form a Government if the numbers in a new political poll are matched on election day.

The latest Roy Morgan poll had Labour up three points on 34.5 per cent while the Greens were steady on 13.5 per cent.

National was down two at 44 per cent in the fortnightly poll. Among its support parties the Maori Party was down 1 per cent at 0.5 per cent, ACT was steady on 0.5 per cent and United Future failed to register.

Among other minor parties NZ First slipped one point taking it below the threshold for list seats at 4 per cent.

Hone Harawira's Mana Party was on 0.5 per cent (unchanged) and the Conservative Party was up 1.5 at 2 per cent in the poll of 1008 taken in the two weeks to February 10

The combined opposition vote was 52.5 per cent against 45 per cent for parties backing the Government.

The poll's "government confidence rating" was down 2 points to 124.5 with 55 per cent saying the country was "heading in the right direction", and 30.5 per cent (unchanged) saying it was heading in the wrong direction.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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