The latest bi-monthly Newspoll result for New South Wales state voting intention from The Australian is in line with other recent polling in showing a 54-46 lead for Mike Baird’s Coalition government, down from 57-43 in May-June. The Coalition is down three on the primary vote 40%, Labor is up two to 33% and the Greens are steady on 13%. Mike Baird retains strong personal ratings, his approval rating steady on 49% and disapproval up four to 23%, and his lead of 45-21 as preferred premier is little changed on his 47-20 last time. John Robertson’s ratings are also much as they were, at 34% approval (down one) and 32% disapproval (steady).
Below are poll trend charts inclusive of the latest result, the current trend reading giving the Coalition a 54.9-41.5 two-party lead from primary votes of 42.9% for the Coalition, 33.4% for Labor and 11.8% for the Greens. I had more to say about the state of play in New South Wales, in particular concerning how it compares with Victoria, in a paywalled article for Crikey on Friday.