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National has risen in the 1News Kantar poll, but the right bloc still doesn't have the numbers to govern.
National leader Chris Luxon polled 17 percent for preferred Prime Minister, up 13 while support for the party is at 32 percent - up four points.
Jacinda Ardern has dropped four percent to 35, while her party has dropped one to 40 percent.
Act's David Seymour is also down, now at six percent for preferred Prime Minister and his party is down three percent to 11.
The Greens are steady on nine percent.
Former National Party advisor Brigitte Morten told Roman Travers the party has to rebuild trust so it's a good, steady start.
“They need to win back that middle, but getting back some of the trust of voters who previously might have voted for them and bringing them back on side is obviously a good thing.”