Jacinda Ardern's Labour party is set for a second term in New Zealand, where a fresh opinion poll shows little movement from previous surveys.
A TVNZ poll released on Thursday night shows a 15 per cent gap between Labour and the opposition National party.
Ms Ardern's Labour is unmoved since last week's TVNZ-Colmar Brunton poll on 47 per cent, while National, running out of time before the October 17 election to make inroads, is down one point to 32 per cent.
On those numbers, Labour would be comfortably returned and would govern with existing partner the Greens, which polled six per cent.
Labour has been in an election-winning position in nine consecutive polls by NZ broadcasters since May, when polling resumed after the arrival of COVID-19.
Ms Ardern's personal popularity did drop slightly, from 54 per cent to 50 per cent.
She retains a commanding lead over National leader Judith Collins, on 23 per cent, which was unchanged.
Speaking from the campaign trail in Dunedin, Ms Ardern said she was "certainly happy" with those numbers.
"People are looking for unity as well, particularly in times like this," she said.
"I don't think anyone wants to see distractions, except a complete focus on people's recovery."
New Zealanders are already heading to the polls in record numbers, with almost half a million casting advance ballots - or roughly one in every six enrolled.
That includes both Ms Ardern and Ms Collins, who voted in Auckland on the weekend.
National's leader, who took the top job in July after previous leader Todd Muller surprisingly resigned citing his mental health, said she was hanging in there.
"It's still anyone's race this one; the key thing is undecided voters," she said, pointing to the 13 per cent of Kiwis who didn't declare a preference.
"We have a real chance."
Ms Collins suffered a string of humiliations while campaigning this week, including the revelation she was staging meet-and-greets with party members on an Auckland street as if they were unaligned members of the public.
The TVNZ poll also found the fates of the minor parties remain largely unchanged.
Right-wing libertarians ACT stayed on eight per cent while New Zealand First, the party of Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, is set to crash out of parliament with just two per cent of the vote.
If the poll's numbers are replicated in the election results, Labour will send 60 MPs to Wellington's 120-seat parliament, falling short of a majority by one.
That will mean governing again with the Greens, who at six per cent will maintain their eight MPs.
National's parliamentary ranks will fall to 41 MPs, while ACT will grow from a one-man band to an 11-strong team.