The first Westpoll survey since October (indeed, the first WA state poll since that time, Newspoll having gone quiet on the subject) shows the Barnett government back to a commanding 57-43 lead after recording a slightly worrying 53-47 last time. It can be presumed that this was from the usual small sample of 400, giving it a margin of error of nearly 5 per cent. The poll shows a big jump in the undecided vote on preferred premier, with both Colin Barnett (54 per cent) and Eric Ripper (12 per cent) down five points. It also presents the surprising finding that after a month’s merciless pillorying in the media, support for Police Minister Rob Johnson being sacked is running 22 per cent to 50 per cent against.