The Sydney Morning Herald brings us a Nielsen poll of New South Wales state voting intention which suggests the Eddie Obeid matter has stripped away any modest gains the opposition may have made since the election. The Coalition leads 63-37 on two-party preferred from primary votes of 52% for the Coalition, 23% for Labor and 10% for the Greens, all of which is in the ballpark of the 2011 election result. Barry O’Farrell records better approval ratings than in other polling of the past year or so, with 54% approval and 35% disapproval, while John Robertson is on 32% and 43%. O’Farrell’s lead as preferred premier is 62-25.
A new Nielsen poll suggests whatever modest gains NSW Labor had made since its shattering 2011 election loss have evaporated.