Polls show gains for National

Last updated 20:12 05/08/2012

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The National Party has made gains in two new political polls.

The One News Colmar Brunton poll had National up 1 percentage point to 48 per cent, while the TV3 Reid Research poll saw it jump 4.8 points to 50.6 per cent.

Both polls also had Labour down slightly - at 32 and 30.8 per cent respectively.

The Greens also remained low in the polls at 12 and 11.2 per cent, while NZ First remained on 3 percent and the other minor parties were all well below that.

Prime Minister John Key also remained the strong favourite in the preferred prime minister rankings.

The TV3 Reid Research poll had him on 43.2 per cent, while One News Colmar Brunton had him on 45 per cent.

Labour leader David Shearer was down in both; at 8.9 and 13 per cent.

The TV3 poll had NZ First leader Winston Peters on 6.2 per cent and Green Party co-leader Russel Norman on 2 per cent.

The polls have a margin of error of about 3 per cent.

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