Tonight's One News-Colmar Brunton poll, taken a week after Cunliffe's demotion to the back benches for disloyalty, had Labour's party vote up three percentage points at 35 per cent, with the Greens up one on 13 per cent.
I heard David Shearer being interviewed on talkback radio the other day about National's apprecticeship scheme and he must have complimented John Key and national at least 4/5 times as he spoke. He may have showed integrity but it's not a great way to raise your own profile!
"I am unsurprised that in this election year, the Greens party has chosen to walk away from its agreement because at the end of the day, the Greens party is fundamentally a party of protest rather than a party of government," Ms Gillard told reporters in Adelaide. "The Greens party is fundamentally a party that would prefer to complain about things than get solutions.
Mixed poll news for Nats - and a slip of the tongue for Shearer
New polls have mixed news for National.
A One-News Colmar Brunton survey echoes a Roy Morgan poll (below), showing a dip in support for the government as National hits a seven-year low.
It gives the Labour-Green opposition enough support to form a minority government.
But a 3News Reid-Research poll has the government holding its lead as both main parties drop 2% but National remains on a robust 49%.
Both polls have bad news for John Key, who dips in the preferred Prime Minister stakes in both polls (both have Labour leader David Shearer unchanged).