With less than two months to go before the election, The Australian brings us a Newspoll result of state voting intention in New South Wales, which records a tie on two-party preferred (unchanged from the last result nearly a year ago), and primary votes of Coalition 39% (compared with 38% in the last poll and 45.6% at the 2015 election), Labor 36% (34% last poll, 34.1% last election) and Greens 10% (11% last poll, 10.3% last election). On preferred premier, Gladys Berejiklian records a 44-31 lead over the new Labor leader, Michael Daley. We should hopefully have the leaders’ approval ratings a little later. The poll was conducted from Friday through to earlier today, from an as yet unknown sample size.
UPDATE: Gladys Berejiklian is down four on approval since last year to 41%, and up eight on disapproval to 43%. Michael Daley’s debut ratings are an uninspiring 33% approval and 41% disapproval. The sample size was 1011.
Relatedly, I am a few days away from unleashing my state election guide, which among many other features will include a BludgerTrack-style poll trend measure.