A Galaxy poll finds Victorian Labor still has its nose in front ahead of a state election just over three months away.
Stephen Murray relates on Twitter that a Galaxy poll of Victorian state voting intention in tomorrow’s Herald-Sun has Labor leading 52-48 with a little more than three months to go until the election, from primary votes of 38% for Labor, 40% for the Coalition, 12% for the Greens and 3% for Palmer United. Denis Napthine maintains a 41-33 lead over Daniel Andrews as preferred premier, and is ahead 39-38 on the question of who would best protect Victorian jobs.
Another question finds respondent considerably more keen on Labor’s policy of prioritising fixing level crossings when placed head-to-head with the government’s East West Link project, the respective results being 62% and 28%. Oddly enough, the poll finds a more positive result on the question of whether Victoria is heading in the right direction than was derived from the last poll in February, with “right direction” up eight to 51% and “wrong direction” down nine to 37%.
William Bowe is a doctoral candidate with the University of Western Australia’s Discipline of Political Science and International Relations. He has been running the electoral studies blog The Poll Bludger since January 2004, independently until September 2008 and thereafter with Crikey.
The Poll Bludger, who is known to his mother as William Bowe, can be contacted at: pollbludger-at-bigpond.com.
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