NZ's Labour widens lead versus National in latest poll

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Posted: Sep 07, 2017 2:22 AM

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour Party widened a lead over the governing National Party, as support for the opposition party remained steady but fell for the governing party, a poll released on the website of the 1 News broadcaster showed on Thursday.

National fell 2 points to 39 percent, while support for the newly invigorated Labour Party was unchanged at 43 percent.

The New Zealand dollar fell to $0.7178, having stood at $0.7207 shortly before the poll results were released. Support for Labour overtook that of National in a similar poll released a week ago.

(Reporting by Ana Nicolaci da Costa and Sydney)