The Sydney Morning Herald has published the Resolve Strategic bi-monthly reading of state voting intention in New South Wales, which coming after a patchy-at-best performance in the by-elections the weekend before last offers a worrying result for the government. The Coalition is down four on the primary vote since November to 37% with Labor up three to 34%, the Greens down two to 8% and Shooters Fishers and Farmers steady on 2%. The pollster does not provide a two-party preferred result, but this would likely put Labor slightly ahead on two-party preferred, whereas the previous poll would have had the Coalition leading in the range of 52-48 to 53-47. Furthermore, Labor’s Chris Minns has opened up a 32-29 lead over Dominic Perrottet as preferred premier, who led 34-23 last time. The poll combines surveying from this week’s national poll, conducted Tuesday to Sunday, and the similar poll last month, for an overall sample of around 1000.
Shortly after defeat at the Bega by-election, Dominic Perrottet falls behind as preferred premier as Labor draws about level in the latest New South Wales state poll.