More than half of voters surveyed believe the fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book will damage Prime Minister John Key - but only 11 per cent believe it would cause a lot of damage.
Today's Herald-DigiPoll survey began just after the release of that book, and 43 per cent of respondents said it would cause a little damage while a further 11 per cent believed it would cause a lot of damage. About one quarter said it would cause no damage.
John Key's popularity has dived by 8.5 points in the first political poll since Nicky Hager's book Dirty Politics was released, according to a Herald DigiPoll survey. Mr Key is still well ahead of Labour Leader David Cunliffe but Mr Cunliffe has jumped by 4.1 points. Mr Key is preferred Prime Minister by 64.8 per cent, compared with Mr Cunliffe on 14.6 per cent. The figures do not necessarily reflect the party vote standings which will be released in tomorrow's Herald.