The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton political survey revealed that Ardern was 51 percent of respondents’ preferred prime minister. This is an increase of seven percentage points since February 2019’s poll.
Ratings for rival opposition National Party leader Simon Bridges, meanwhile, dropped one percentage point.
This is the first political survey since gunman Brenton Tarrant killed 50 Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.
“All I know is that I’m doing my job to the best of my ability,” Ardern told 1 NEWS.
Party vote results showed Ardern’s Labour Party has risen three percentage points to 48, while at 40, the National’s is at its lowest since September 2017.
“I’m pleased with where I’m at, but I know we have work to do. I’m pleased to be leading a party that is in the 40s,” added Bridges.
Labour – 48 percent (up three)
National – 40 percent (down two)
Green Party – six percent
NZ First – 4 (up one)