Now it’s the turn of New South Wales to get the Newspoll treatment, but this one is different from the recent small-state polls in that we have a previous Galaxy-conducted Newspoll result to compare it with. It so happens that it shows essentially no change on the August-September result, with the Coalition up a point to 48%, Labor steady on 33%, the Greens down one to 10%, and two-party preferred unchanged at 56-44. Mike Baird’s approval ratings are little changed, at 61% approve (down two) and 22% disapprove (down one), but Luke Foley has taken a knock, down four on approval to 31% and up two on disapproval to 39%. Baird’s lead as preferred premier is up from 57-19 to 58-15. The poll was conducted from a sample of 1457 respondents in November and December.
Nine months on from his re-election, Newspoll finds Mike Baird maintaining his dominance in New South Wales.