A new poll for the Daily Telegraph by Galaxy provides an indication that the change in leadership might have done Labor some good, notwithstanding its finding that a pitiful 19% of respondents were able to identify the new leader as Luke Foley (1% opting for John Robertson, 14% somebody else, and 66% owning up that they didn’t know). The poll has the Coalition’s with two-party lead of 54-46, down from 56-44 in the last such poll in late November. There is also a two-point shift from Coalition to Labor on the primary vote, respectively to 44% and 36%, with the Greens steady on 11%. However, Mike Baird’s lead as preferred premier is at 47-16, which compares with 49-18 against Robertson in the last poll. Hat tip: GhostWhoVotes.
The information isn’t of much use now, but Essential Research’s last polling before the leadership change had the Coalition leading 52-48 from primary votes of 43% for the Coalition, 38% for Labor and 7% for the Greens. The polling encompassed the first three weeks of December, with a sample of 880.