Newspoll’s final survey of state voting intention in South Australia for the year records a sharp move to Labor in the wake of the unsuccessful challenge to Liberal leader Isobel Redmond.
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GhostWhoVotes reports Newspoll has put a dampener on yuletide festivities for the South Australian Liberals, recording a sharp shift to Labor in the wake of Martin Hamilton-Smith’s narrowly unsuccessful challenge to Isobel Redmond’s leadership on October 23. The poll has the Liberals clinging to a 51-49 lead on two-party preferred, after leading 57-43 in July-September. Labor is up nine points on the primary vote to 37% with the Coalition down three to 40% and the Greens down two to 9%. Redmond’s disapproval rating is up four points to 40%, equalling her approval rating which is unchanged. Jay Weatherill on the other hand records an actively positive result, his approval up seven to 49% and disapproval down one to 32%. Weatherill’s lead as preferred premier has widened from 40-27 to 47-27.