The Age has taking advantage of the Victorian Liberals’ turmoil to sent Nielsen out into the field for a state poll, something it used to do regularly but cut back amid organisational cutbacks over recent years. The poll goes somewhat closer to script than the ReachTEL poll of a few days ago, having Labor in the lead 52-48 on two-party preferred. That’s all GhostWhoVotes has for us so far, but there will surely be more to follow.
UPDATE: The primary votes are 41% for the Coalition, 37% for Labor and 13% for the Greens. Suggestions of a honeymoon effect for Denis Napthine are provided by a 40-38 lead as preferred premier against Daniel Andrews and a 45-37 lead over Ted Baillieu, which with extra options provided becomes 31% Napthine, 28% Baillieu, 10% Mary Wooldridge, 6% Matthew Guy and 4% Michael O’Brien.