After a patchy run for John Brumby in recent polling, ACNielsen today gives strong reason to think his Victorian government is not headed down the same path as its counterparts in New South Wales. The survey of 1009 voters has Labor leading 55-45 on two-party preferred, and 44 per cent to 39 per cent on the primary vote. Approval and disapproval ratings are 45 per cent and 36 per cent for Brumby, against 37 per cent and 35 per cent for Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu. Brumby leads 52 per cent to 30 per cent as preferred premier.
Subject for discussion: what are Baillieu’s chances of making it to the next election, due in almost exactly two years? Waiting in the wings is Terry Mulder, Shadow Minister for Public Transport and Roads.