Audrey Young provides some background analysis of this morning's Herald DigiPoll result, which must make even worse reading for Helen Clark and her colleagues - here 'tis: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/466/story.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10495709
Points worth noting:
Electorally, it's said that where Auckland goes, so goes New Zealand, and National's lead in Auckland is marginally greater than the NZ-wide figure.
The Greens' vote in Auckland has slumped to 3.4% compared with 4.4% nationwide.
Labour's support among women has dropped from 45% in January to 39.9% in February.