Dramatic clawback has Govt breathing down Nats’ neck

Labour has fought back to within 5.2 points of National in the latest Herald-DigiPoll opinion survey.

The clawback comes in a month when National’s leader, John Key, has not been in the media spotlight nearly as much as Prime Minister Helen Clark.

The poll rounds out a bad week for National, which fumbled the announcement of its intentions for health policy and also drew a hot public response when its deputy leader, Bill English, talked about partially selling some state-owned assets.

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