Three months out from the election, the latest figures from Newspoll continue to credit South Australia’s Liberals with a decisive lead, but by a narrower margin than they would like and with the trend running against them.
The first SA state Newspoll published since Steven Marshall deposed Isobel Redmond as Liberal leader has the party gaining three points on two-party preferred. Also featured: a review of preselection action since October.
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.