New South Wales

Dec 21, 2016

Polling shows state Labor rampant on the east coast

State-based polling shows Labor performing strongly in the eastern states, and One Nation and NXT well placed in Queensland and South Australia.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

The year is ending with Labor polling particularly strongly at the state level down the east coast, new data from Essential Research shows.

In NSW, the once-mighty Baird government led Labor on a two-party preferred basis 51%-49% in the October-December quarter, with the Coalition on 43% — down a point from the July-September quarter — and Labor up one to 38%, while the Greens remain on 9%. That’s based on a sample of nearly 3500. In December, Labor ends the year 50-50 with the Coalition, reflecting a Coalition primary vote lead of just three points over Labor.

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