ReachTEL’s monthly automated phone poll of state voting intention in Victoria is an encouraging result for Denis Napthine, seeing the Liberals up 5.1% on a poll conducted the day after his surprise ascension to the premiership to 45.2%, with the Nationals down from 4.8% to 4.3%. Labor is down from 36.9% to 35.3%, and the Greens from 12.3% to 11.5%. ReachTEL doesn’t publish two-party results, but on my reading of 2010 election preferences this comes out as a 54-46 lead to the Coalition, out from 51-49 last time. The poll gives Napthine a combined 40.6% very good and good rating compared with 21.8% poor and very poor, and he has turned a 53.5%-46.5% deficit against Daniel Andrews as preferred premier into a 52.0%-48.0% lead. The poll was conducted on Friday night from a sample of 1232 respondents.
An automated phone poll of state voting intention in Victoria finds a surge in support for the Liberals since the last poll was conducted the day after Denis Napthine became leader.