The latest quarterly state Newspoll result for Western Australia reflects a national trend in showing Labor diving on the primary vote, down five points to 32 per cent, but recovering some sort of respectability through preferences from the Greens, who despite the Adele Carles imbroglio have surged five points to a record equalling 16 per cent. The Coalition primary vote is down a point to 44 per cent, but their two party lead is up from 53-47 to 54-46. Colin Barnett has further increased his lead over Eric Ripper as preferred premier, from 58-19 to 60-19, and his approval rating is up four points to 55 per cent with disapproval down one to 33 per cent. Ripper is up on both approval (three points to 36 per cent) and disapproval (one point to 44 per cent).

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