New poll favours the right



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National and ACT would have enough votes to form a government if the election was held now, a new poll commissioned by the Taxpayers Union reveals. The Taxpayers Union Curia Poll found National had the support of 36.8% of those polled, compared with 34.2% for Labour, 9.7% for the Greens, 10.9% for ACT and 2.4% for the Ma¯ori Party. The results would mean National and ACT could form a government with 61 seats, compared with 59 seats for Labour, the Greens and Ma¯ori Party combined. However, National’s lead over Labour is within the 3.1% margin of error for the poll, which identified living costs as the main voter issue.