The Australian has a Newspoll result of state voting intention in New South Wales, the first such poll in a year, and it’s the first since 2008 which doesn’t credit the Coalition with a two-party lead. The Coalition is on 38% of the primary vote, down from 40% a year ago and 45.6% at the 2015 election, while Labor is on 34%, unchanged on both last year’s poll and the 2015 result (which was 34.1%, to be precise). Gladys Berejiklian still has favourable personal ratings, with 45% approval and 35% disapproval. This compares with 44% and 21% at the poll conducted a year ago, which was shortly after Berejiklian became leader. Luke Foley is on 37% approval and 35% disapproval, compared with 32% and 36% last year. Berejiklian leads 43-25 as preferred premier, down from 43-21 a year ago. The poll is tagged as “February-March 2018”, but was obviously conducted mostly in February, from a sample of 1526.
A new result from Newspoll finally brings the curtain down on a decade of Coalition leads in New South Wales.