A Nielsen poll of state voting intention in Victoria has Labor in the lead, but doesn’t suggest last week’s turmoil has changed things much.
The Age has taking advantage of the Victorian Liberals’ turmoil to sent Nielsen out into the field for a state poll, something it used to do regularly but cut back amid organisational cutbacks over recent years. The poll goes somewhat closer to script than the ReachTEL poll of a few days ago, having Labor in the lead 52-48 on two-party preferred. That’s all GhostWhoVotes has for us so far, but there will surely be more to follow.
UPDATE: The primary votes are 41% for the Coalition, 37% for Labor and 13% for the Greens. Suggestions of a honeymoon effect for Denis Napthine are provided by a 40-38 lead as preferred premier against Daniel Andrews and a 45-37 lead over Ted Baillieu, which with extra options provided becomes 31% Napthine, 28% Baillieu, 10% Mary Wooldridge, 6% Matthew Guy and 4% Michael O’Brien.