If Labour was expecting good news from the Colmar Brunton poll, they'll be terribly disappointed. The bleeding continues, with the General Election just 16 sleeps away; here's the news:
National and Labour have both lost ground in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll - but the drop is more damaging for Labour.
National is down two points but still scores 54%, which is enough for the party to govern alone.
Labour has also dropped back two points to 28%.
Oh dear. Isn't the gap between National and Labour supposed to be narrowing as the election gets nearer? On tonight's poll, National would have 68 seats in Parliament; easily enough to govern alone. Labour would get just 35 seats; barely half the number that National wins. On those numbers, there are going to be some high-profile casualties.
Whither now for Labour? The Capital Gains Tax policy, the Superannuation policy and the Welfare policy have all gone down like lead balloons with the electorate; is the only option now to ramp up the personal attacks on National and John Key?