Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor in Victoria

It was well understood that Ted Baillieu’s government was sitting a lot less pretty than conservative counterparts in other states. Nonetheless, the results of the latest bi-monthly Newspoll will come as a shock to it.

GhostWhoVotes relates a shock Newspoll result of Victorian state voting intention for September-October, with the Labor opposition opening up a 55-45 lead after drawing even last time. Labor is up six points on the primary vote to 41% against 37% for the Coalition, who are down four, with the Greens steady on 13%. Ted Baillieu now has a minus 22 net approval rating, his approval down one to 31% and disapproval up three to 53%. However, Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews’ ratings remain mediocre, his approval up one to 29% and disapproval steady on 36%. Baillieu’s lead as preferred premier has narrowed from 40-26 to to 39-30.

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.

52 comments on “Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor in Victoria”

  1. GG

    Ted Baillieu was actually opposition spokesman on planning before he became leader. It didn’t ‘make’ him however and I did need to check Wikipedia to confirm. But it is only 10-15 years since it became a stand alone department and has become both more important and more contentious as our cities have grown and become more pressured, and projects have also become bigger. In some ways it can break or stall a career – again Madden and Sartor are good examples of that.

  2. BBS,

    Robert McLennan and Evan Walker were Ministers for Planning. So your contention seems incorrect.

    However, I accept that Baillieu may have been Oppos spokesman in his early days.

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