Australian Politics: Newspoll Favours Labor vs Coalition

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By Athena Yenko | March 6, 2014 4:23 PM EST

The latest Newspoll published by The Australian showed results favourable to Labor over the Coalition.

Victorian Labor maintained its lead over Coalition with six points lead at 53 per cent to 47 per cent.

Labor's primary vote was in its highest in 17 months at 39 per cent.

Liberal's obtained the lowest primary vote since 2012 at 35 per cent.

In comparison with the Newspoll result obtained in January, there was no noticeable change with how Coalition had performed. Hence, voters attitude towards the Coalition remained questionable as election looms.

Meanwhile, the National's primary vote was at its worse at just 3 per cent.

Greens' primary vote was up at 13 per cent, compared with 11.2 per cent during the previously held election.

Premier Denis Napthine still led the poll in terms of the better-premier rating at 39 per cent against Opposition leader, Daniel Andrews with his better-premier rating only at 28 per cent.

 Voters were undecided about Mr Andrew's leadership with the poll showing 32 per cent of the voters satisfied, 33 per cent dissatisfied and 35 per cent uncommitted.

Member of the Labor party were showing apprehension as Mr Andrew's personal ratings were not impressive even with the opposition winning much of the political debates.

The dissatisfaction over Victorian Coalition was attributed to the collapse of the car industry and job cuts.

Holden and Toyota had announced its closure in Australia affecting many of employees in the Victorian region.

Alcoa had just shut down its Point Henry smelter near Geelong.

In previous week, Qantas  had just cut 5,000 jobs gravely affecting Victoria.

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