Multiple commenters relate that a ReachTEL automated phone poll of Victorian state voting intention, commissioned by Channel Seven to capitalise on the week’s turmoil, has produced a surprising result, with little change on the last such poll conducted on February 22. The Coalition primary vote is actually up slightly from 44.2% to 44.9%, with Labor up only from 34.9% to 36.9% and the Greens down from 12.6% to 12.3%. My slightly rough preference calculation had the Liberals leading 51.7-48.3 last time and 51.0-49.0 this time. The poll also has Daniel Andrews with only a slight 53.5-46.5 lead over Denis Napthine as preferred Premier (all non-respondents obviously having been excluded). More to follow, perhaps.
A ReachTEL automated phone poll commissioned by Channel Seven to capitalise on the Victorian state government’s travails has produced a surprising result