One truly bemusing prospect is that ACT's 'surge' to 2% might bump Roger Douglas back into parliament. Since I don't think he actually wants to be there - too much like hard work - I suspect he's watching the polls with even more trepidation than Helen Clark and John Key.
1 - "Labour clawing back National's lead in latest poll," unattributed 3
News article, 24th of August, 2008. (http://www.3news.co.nz/News/LabourclawingbackNationalsleadinlatestpoll/tabid/209/articleID/68344/cat/87/Default.aspx)
2 - As described previously on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2008/08/what-is-wrong-with-journalists-in-this.html