Newspoll: 55-45 to Coalition in NSW

The latest bi-monthly Newspoll survey of NSW state voting intention tells the same old story, with Labor’s primary vote at 31 per cent (up one point): basically where it’s been for the past two years, impervious to leadership changes. The Coalition are down two points to 42 per cent, and the Greens are up two points to 14 per cent. Kristina Keneally’s personal ratings continue to improve: her approval rating is up six to 47 per cent, although her disapproval is also up five to 31 per cent. Barry O’Farrell’s disapproval is up four points to 34 per cent, with his approval steady on 41 per cent. Keneally’s lead as preferred premier has widened from 40-31 to 45-30. For what it’s worth under optional preferential voting, the Coalition’s two-party lead is down from 57-43 to 55-45.

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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