The latest Newspoll bi-monthly state result for Victoria finds Denis Napthine’s government facing a daunting task as the clock ticks down on the November 29 election.
Last week Galaxy had it at 52-48, but now we have Newspoll recording Labor with a much bigger lead on state voting intention in Victoria, at 55-45 on two-party preferred and 37% to 35% on the primary vote, the former figure being juiced up by the Greens’ 16%. This reflects a one-point shift to Labor from the May-June result, with primary vote shifts of two points away from the Coalition (Liberal and the Nationals down a point each to 32% and 3%) and one point away from Labor, with the Greens unchanged. It should be noted that this poll was conducted progressively over the two months of July and August, and is thus less timely than the Galaxy result. The poll also finds Denis Napthine down four points on approval to 40% and up three on disapproval to 43%. More to follow.