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New Zealand Ardern's party support slips but enough to govern alone - poll

FILE PHOTO: New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern smiles during a campaign outing at Mangere Town Centre and market in Auckland, New Zealand, October 10, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Support for New Zealand’s ruling Labour Party dropped in the latest poll on Friday, but it would still be enough for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to govern alone.

The Newshub-Reid research poll showed support for Ardern’s party at 45.8%, down 4.3 percentage points from the last poll.

The opposition National Party was at 31.1%, up 1.5 percentage points.

The Green Party, a likely coalition partner of Labour was at 6.3%.

Reporting by Praveen Menon; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman