There are worrying results for Phil Goff's leadership in the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll.
The poll, which tested public opinion on Labour's leadership, found almost half of Labour's supporters say they are unsure who would make the best leader for the party.
But there are no clear replacements with none of the party's front bench MPs on the leadership radar.
When asked who the best person to lead Labour is, 54% said they did not know or were unsure.
Support for Goff was almost half that at 30%.
David Cunliffe was the next most preferred leader after Goff, but he only got 3% of the vote.
Annette King and Shane Jones were next equal with 2% each, followed by David Parker (0.8%), Andrew Little (0.8%) and Trevor Mallard (0.7%)
Goff was nonplussed by the results, saying it was not unusual for an opposition leader to rank lower than the 'don't know' option as preferred leader.
"Clearly your poll shows that by a huge margin I'm the person that most people think should be leading the Labour Party," he told ONE News.
Goff has had a high profile in the last few weeks in the wake of the Darren Hughes sex scandal.
But when asked if he had handled it well, almost half of voters said 'no'. Thirty-five percent said he did handle it well while the remainder were unsure.
The poll also shows half of all voters do think Goff's doing a good job overall as leader of the Labour Party.
They are just not convinced he's the best they can do.