The latest bi-monthly New South Wales state Newspoll has the Coalition increasing its lead after a Labor recovery in previous surveys, from 53-47 to 55-45 in two-party terms. Labor’s primary vote is down two points to a parlous 31 per cent – particularly dangerous territory under optional preferetial voting – while the Coalition is up a point to 41 per cent. The Greens are up a point to 14 per cent, while “others” is steady on 14 per cent. Nathan Rees has recorded his worst personal ratings yet, his approval down four to 30 per cent his disapproval up three to 49 per cent. Barry O’Farrell is respectively down one to 34 per cent and down three 34 per cent. For all that, the two are effectively level on preferred leader, Rees maintaining a one point edge with 33 per cent.