Newspoll’s state polling onslaught today provides a morale-booster for another Labor government, this time Victoria’s, whose two-party lead over the Coalition has shot up to 57-43 from 51-49 two months ago. Labor’s primary vote is up eight points to 45 per cent, the Coalition is down four to 37 per cent and the Greens are down two to 13 per cent. Like yesterday’s Queensland poll, this one offers anomalous results on leadership ratings, perhaps indicating that both governments have benefited from the surge in support for Kevin Rudd. Ted Baillieu’s satisfaction rating is up six points to 42 per cent, while his dissatisfaction is down two to 38 per cent. These figures are competitive with John Brumby, who is on 45 per cent (down three) and 42 per cent (steady). However, Brumby’s lead as preferred premier has increased from 45-27 to 49-27.