Victorian state election: Dan Andrews on track for slender majority, says Newspoll

Daniel Andrews appears to be like set to snag a 3rd time period as premier of Victoria, the Newspoll reveals on the eve of the state elections.

The ballot, carried out solely for The Australian, sees the Labor authorities on monitor to retain 45 to 50 of its 55 seats within the 88-seat parliament – a slender majority at worst.

The ballot most well-liked by the 2 events places Labor between 54.5 and 45.5, one level greater than three weeks in the past.

If mirrored at Saturday’s election, that may characterize a 2.8 swing in the direction of the Coalition since 2018.

Labour’s main vote is at 38%, in keeping with Newspoll, with Matthew Man’s Coalition at 35%.

The Greens are 12% and the independents 15%.

Mr Andrews and his spouse Catherine, together with their two voting-age kids, Noah and Grace, have been photographed smiling on the polls as they solid their early votes on Friday.

“Like so many different Victorians we’ve got just a few issues taking place on Saturday so we voted early and on our solution to one other seat,” Andrews tweeted.

Andrews’ seat is Mulgrave within the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, which means he broke custom by not voting on election day and kicking him out of his seat.

Opposition chief Matthew Man confirmed he could be voting in his Bulleen seat on election day “as you’d anticipate”.

“I voted earlier, however with a number of cameras at a press convention, not in secret,” he advised As we speak.

Initially revealed as Newspoll: Daniel Andrews on track for slender majority forward of Victorian state election