New research released by these mastheads today reveals support for the Coalition has dropped since the last election in the country’s two biggest states.
Primary vote support for the federal government has fallen to 40 per cent in NSW, down from 43 per cent, and 37 per cent in Victoria, down from 39 per cent, amid a series of disputes over the response to the pandemic.
But the research, from 4820 voters in the Resolve Political Monitor conducted for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, wasn’t just bad news for the Coalition, the opposition didn’t fare any better.
Labor has also lost ground in the two states since the election, down from 35 to 32 per cent in NSW and 37 to 35 per cent in Victoria, in a sign that some voters may have shifted their allegiance to smaller parties and independents until closer to the election.
Today on Please Explain, federal bureau chief Angus Livingston joins Nathanael Cooper to make sense of the numbers.
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