The latest EMRS poll of state voting intention in Tasmania finds Labor’s divorce from the Greens has done nothing to alter its dismal electoral standing, with the Liberals up a point on the November survey to 50%, Labor up one to 23%, the Greens down two to 17%, and the Palmer United Party steady on 5%. Liberal leader Will Hodgman’s lead over Lara Giddings as preferred premier is likewise essentially unchanged, out from 47-22 to 48-21. This is well in line with results of a Liberal internal poll published in The Mercury recently, conducted on January 20 by ReachTEL from 1984 respondents. The Liberals were on 48.8%, Labor on 25.8% and the Greens on 15.3%.
UPDATE: Here’s how the term’s ERMS and ReachTEL polling looks when run through the Bludgerometer, which applies to both pollsters downward bias adjustments for the Liberals and the Greens: