The first Newspoll state poll for New South Wales since the Baird government’s re-election in March, and also the first conducted by Galaxy, is a thoroughly unremarkable post-election result, giving the Coalition a lead of 56-44 compared with 54.3-45.7 at the election. The primary votes are Coalition 47% (45.6% at the election), Labor 33% (34.1%) and Greens 11% (10.3%). Premier Mike Baird’s approval rating is 63%, compared with 57% in the pre-election Newspoll, with disapproval down six to 23%. Labor leader Luke Foley is down three on approval to 35% and steady on disapproval at 37%. Baird’s lead as preferred premier has widened from 54-27 to 57-19. The result was aggregated from polling conducted throughout August and September.
The first state Newspoll since the election records movement in the Coalition’s favour on every front.