The National Party has surged in popularity according to the latest ONE News Colmar Brunton poll, as voters praised its handling of the Canterbury earthquake.
But the Labour Party was trailing and the Act Party was nearly dead and buried.
The poll was heavily shaped by the collapse of South Canterbury Finance, the Canterbury quake and the near collapse of the Act Party following MP David Garrett resigning from parliament after revelations that he once forged a passport using the name of deceased toddler.
But troubles with Act have not sullied National, with the party up five points to 54% from the last poll.
Labour is down three points to 32%, the Greens are up on 8%, New Zealand First up at 2.4%, the Maori Party, with no change, at 2.3% and the Act Party's support almost invisible, down at 1.1%.
With those numbers, National could govern alone with 67 seats, Labour would have 40 seats and the Greens nine.
Assuming electorate seats are held, the Maori Party would have five and it would be one seat each for Act, United Future and the Progressives.
And with a seven point gain from last time, Prime Minister John Key is still the favoured leader with New Zealand voters.
About 52% preferred Key as Prime Minister while Labour leader Phil Goff is down, languishing on 8%.