Jacinda Ardern's Labour party has retained its sky high popularity in the latest poll of New Zealand voters.
In a poll conducted by Colmar Brunton and presented on TVNZ on Thursday, Labour topped allcomers with 49 per cent.
The opposition National party sat on 29 per cent, with right-wingers ACT on nine per cent and the left-wing Greens on eight per cent.
The only other party to be represented in parliament on the polling numbers is the Maori Party, with two per cent.
Replicated into seats in parliament, Labour would win 59 seats - one short of a majority.
It currently holds a majority of 65 seats, but is governing with the Greens after signing a cooperation agreement.
Ms Ardern told the state broadcaster she "took heart" from having the support of such a large number of New Zealanders.
The poll was the latest in a long line of terrible popularity figures for opposition leader Judith Collins, who has just nine per cent of Kiwis backing her as their preferred PM, behind Ms Ardern's 49 per cent.
Australian Associated Press