The first ReachTEL poll of state voting intention in Victoria has the Coalition maintaining a slight lead, contrary to the recent Newspoll result, although Daniel Andrews has his nose in front of Denis Napthine as preferred premier.
A poll of the all-important Victorian state seat of Frankston provides encouraging news for the state’s precariously placed government, although the pollster has exhibited a Coalition lean on its recent form.
The monthly Victorian poll from ReachTEL shows a solid drop for Denis Napthine’s government after last month’s honeymoon spike. But Labor’s primary vote is down too, and the minor party numbers tell a confusing story.
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.