National looks to have jumped to an 11-point lead over Labour in the latest One News opinion poll released on Sunday night NZ time.
It was the first poll to be taken since revelations about Don Brash's personal life, and was conducted in the middle of the current round of political mudslinging about the sexuality of the PM and her husband.
The One News Colmar Brunton poll puts National up 4 to 49 percent and Labour down 5 to 38.
The Greens are on six, up from 3 percent in the previous poll, with it being the only minor party above 5 percent. ACT is still below 1%, and the Maori Party is steady on 3%.
I guess it is possible for National to get into a majority position without the need to work with any of the other parties, but in the mean time ACT must keep working hard to get above the threshhold. It is possible, but something needs to be implemented very shortly to do so.
The poll of 1,200 people has a margin of error of two-point-eight percent