Bad news for Labour - National ahead by 18 points! That's the outcome of the One News poll tonight. It seems that Labour has been tarnished by its unwavering support of Winston Peters and NZ First, and that voters agree with John Key's decision to rule out any deals with NZ First post-election.
National is on 53% (up two); Labour 35% (down 2).
Key 40%; Clark 31% in the preferred PM poll.
Guyon Espiner says Labour has a "massive job to turn this around". Unfortunately for Labour, the full fallout of Owen Glenn's revelations this week will only have been caught by the very tail-end of polling, so worse may be to come. Friday's Roy Morgan poll will be interesting, to see if the trend back towards Labour has ended. Meanwhile the pint that Jafapete now owes me will taste great!