from the NZ Herald

For the first time, Jacinda Ardern’s approval rating trails that of a rival, with a 1News Kantar public poll tonight showing the PM’s net approval at just +15, plummeting from +55 at the election.

It is Ardern’s lowest approval rating in this particular poll — even Judith Collins once had a higher score, hitting +27 in July 2020 — and she is perilously close to Todd Muller’s +10 in a June 2020 poll.

Her rival, new National leader Christopher Luxon, made his first appearance in the poll with a net approval rating of 22 points.

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