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Victorian Politics

Nov 27, 2013


The Age carries a Nielsen poll of state voting intention in Victoria, a once-familiar sight we don’t see much of these days, which has Labor with a commanding 54-46 lead on two-party preferred. Primary votes are 40% for the Coalition, 38% for Labor and 13% for the Greens. Nonetheless, Denis Napthine records a solid 47-37 lead over Daniel Andrews as preferred premier. There are also results on the government’s handling of various policy areas which you can see if you follow the link. The poll was conducted from Thursday to Monday from a sample of 1000 respondents.

Also out today was an Essential Research poll of state voting intention from three states including Victoria, derived from Essential’s last month of regular polling. In Victoria’s case there was a sample of 930 and a Labor lead of 52-48 on two-party preferred, from primary votes of 41% for the Coalition, 38% for Labor and 13% for the Greens.

And here are some poll tracking charts covering the current term:


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17 thoughts on “Nielsen: 54-46 to Labor in Victoria

  1. fredex

    [Nielsen: 54-46 to Coalition in Victoria]
    [which has Labor with a commanding 54-46 lead on two-party preferred.]

    I read the former as the COALition at 54 and the latter at 46.
    Is it me?

  2. Tom the first and best

    The Essential Research poll also has QLD and NSW results.

  3. William Bowe

    Had the headline wrong. Sorry – force of habit.

  4. deblonay

    “force of habit ” YES
    I know what you mean.William..but “the times are a’changing “it seems

  5. Tom the first and best


    Not from the Victorian headlines though. It was 57-43 in the ALP`s favour before Ted went to the backbench.

  6. Tom the first and best

    A state poll tracker would be interesting.

  7. deblonay

    The Lib-Nats are in dire trouble..and with Shaw and Speaker Smith at each others throats it won’t improve
    Pm these polls Labor will win well next year

  8. mexicanbeemer

    Besides maybe Macedon its very difficult to see where the Liberals will make any gains, maybe Eltham or a seat in Ballarat or Bendigo.

    According to Anthony Green

    Under the new bountaries the
    ALP are on 40 seats
    Lib/Nats are on 45

    I image the ALP will regain Yan Yean and Monbulk from being classed as notarial Liberal seats
    -Carrum, Mordialloc, Bentleigh and Prahran would be viewed as possible gains, Carrum appears to have the best performing local MP out of that group.

  9. William Bowe

    [A state poll tracker would be interesting.]

    Just added some.

  10. Tom the first and best


    You are thanked.

  11. Tom the first and best

    2013 has been a much busier, more diverse year for Victorian state polling than 2012. The new entrants also seem patchier.

  12. Tom the first and best

    Patchier timing wise that is.

  13. deblonay

    M.B 8…No way re Eltham….!

    Eltham is a labor held seat and the member Stave Herbert is a splendid member and he held it by a slim margin last time and his personal popularity which must have been the narrow winning margin
    He will hold the seat without difficulty this time as it’s a seat where environmental issues have always been big..and Naphtine and the Libs are down in this area of policy

    Likewsise they failed to gain seats in Bendigo or Ballarat in the Federal swing… so will have no hope with this swing now shown in Victoria
    Their great danger area is those 5 seats from Prarhan to Frankston ..all could go to Labor in a swing of this sort
    shown in this poll

  14. triton

    This will only encourage Labor to continue disrupting parliament, since it seems to be working. Conversely, Denis Napthine will be desperate to at least give the appearance of a functioning parliament, which is bad news for Ken Smith. The Libs will want him out of the chair by the end of the year, even if he threatens to spit the dummy and resign.

  15. Haydn


    I agree with everything you say about Steve Herbert. However he has just sent out a letter saying that he won’t be standing for Eltham in the next election.

  16. triton

    Why didn’t the poll measure support for East West Link? It’s the government’s signature policy and seems to have a lot of opposition.

    The Age says that the poll has a “maximum margin of error of 3.1%”, but a poll’s MoE is not a maximum. The error on the 2PP could be 40 percentage points or more. It’s just very, very unlikely.

  17. Corio

    Err … Nielsen did poll attitudes to the east-west toll road. Only 23 per cent think building the road is a bigger priority than improving public transport, which is supported by 74 per cent of those polled.



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