Newspoll: 54-46

Lateline has announced a Newspoll result that gives some element of hope for the Coalition, with Labor’s lead narrowing to 54-46 from an implausible 58-42 last week. More to follow.

UPDATE: First report at The Australian: Labor primary vote down three points to 48 per cent, Coalition up four to 42 per cent – “its best result since Kevin Rudd took over the Labor leadership in December”. Also the narrowest two-party gap since February.

UPDATE 2: Graphic here, including attitudinal results.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional teacher of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has existed in one form or another since 2004, and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics.

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