The Fairfax-Ipsos poll of 1,200 voters showed Morrison leading Shorten by 47 per cent to 37 per cent as preferred prime minister but that was not likely to be enough to save the government as public anger grows over leadership changes.
Jon Trickett will appeal directly to those people whose lives have not been improved by globalisation, which he says "has turned our country into a runaway train, moving at breakneck speed to an unknown destination".
While Prime Minister Bill English's National Party won a 10-point lead over the opposition Labour Party in the Sept. 23 election, neither won enough seats to govern alone and both have been left courting the outspoken Peters to form a government.
The latest poll showed the National Party jumped 6 points to 46 percent, while Labour slumped by seven points to 37 percent. The New Zealand dollar rose its highest in over six weeks to $0.7375 after the poll was released on Wednesday.
It marks the return of Labour rule to the British capital after eight years of Conservatives in power. It is believed that the high turnout helped Khan after 45 per cent of Londoners came out to vote yesterday and he bagged an estimated 1.1 million votes.
The 66-year-old, who strongly opposes the government's austerity policies and Britain's membership of NATO, was considered an outsider but in recent months became the runaway favorite over three more mainstream rivals to win Saturday.