Of those polled, 45% backed National's new candidate Sam Uffindell and 35% said they would vote for Labour MP Jan Tinetti.
A 1News Kantar Public Poll discovered how much support the Speaker has from the general public.
1News political editor Jessica Mutch McKay gives her analysis following the results from the latest 1News Kantar Public Poll, once again putting Te Pāti Māori at the centre of building a Government.
National is steady on 39%, while Labour has fallen by 2 to 35%. The Greens have risen by 1 to 10%, and ACT has gone down 1 to 7%.
Despite the 1News Kantar Public Poll results, Grant Robertson had no regrets in leaving beneficiaries and pensioners out of the payment.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has also seen her preferred PM rating slip slightly, still ahead of the pack, but now only 8% in front of National's Christopher Luxon.
The latest 1News Kantar Public Poll has put the party in a "really interesting position", 1News' political editor says.
Between March 5-8, 2022, 1000 eligible voters were polled by mobile phone (500) and online (500).
Voters were also asked: "Do you approve or disapprove the way in which the Government handled the recent protest at Parliament?"
Christopher Luxon has reached the highest preferred PM result for a National leader since Sir Bill English.
A third of voters polled were either unsure or didn't know about the programme.
The 1News Kantar Public Poll showed 49% thought the economy would be in a worse state during the next 12 months, compared to the present.
The full results of the 1News Kantar Public Poll for the period of January 22-26, 2022.
Political editor Jessica Mutch McKay releases the first 1News Kantar Public Poll for 2022.
1News political editor Jessica Mutch McKay will reveal the latest numbers on 1News at 6pm.
The work will cost $644 million, coming from the Covid-19 Response and Recovery Fund.
Those polled were asked, "do you support or oppose the Government’s move to mandate vaccinations in certain workforces?"
Judith Collins suffered another poll of low numbers, but her MPs insist she is safe.
Judith Collins is at 5 per cent in the preferred Prime Minister poll.
1News Political Editor Jessica Mutch McKay reveals the latest poll numbers.