No surprises in the latest monthly Morgan state polls, with incumbents in New South Wales and Victoria enjoying strong leads in the wake of recent election victories, and tighter races in the other mainland states.
Newspoll finds Jay Weatherill’s government confirming the dominance it has established in South Australia since its fortunate election win a year ago, although Liberal leader Steven Marshall’s personal ratings have recovered from a slump.
Tomorrow’s by-election to pick a successor for the late independent veteran Bob Such offers the Liberals an opportunity to recover a seat it considers its own, but a new independent may yet thwart them.
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.