A Victorian state poll from Nielsen gives the Napthine government its best poll result in three months, suggesting a very tight race ahead of the November election.
Nielsen’s farewell polling salvo for Fairfax today brings us a state voting intention result from Victoria that is rather better than what the Napthine government has lately been used to, putting them 51-49 behind on two-party preferred compared with 56-44 in the previous poll. The primary votes are 41% for the Coalition (up four), 35% for Labor (down seven) and 16% for the Greens (up two). This is reflected in Denis Napthine’s personal ratings, which have him up six on approval to 54% and down three on disapproval to 34%. More to follow.
UPDATE: GhostWhoVotes relates in comments that the respondent-allocated two-party preferred result is quite a bit more favourable to Labor at 54-46.