The National Party continues to ride the crest of the popularity wave with the first opinion polls since the election showing its support virtually unchanged at 44 percent. Labour, however, has suffered a slight dip of one and a half percent to give it a rating of 32 and a half percent.
Political Editor Barry Soper says Prime Minister John Key will take heart from the confidence barometer in the Roy Morgan poll which has seen him climb to a record high of 66 percent, up 12 percent since the election.
Retailers will also take heart from an even divide of 45 percent saying now is a good time to buy major household items with an equal number saying it is not.
The only minor parties to lift their ratings were the Greens and the Maori Party.
source: newstalk ZB