The summer break hasn’t changed the Freshwater polling figures for the two major parties federally. Overseas, the former US President is in a strong position ahead of the Iowa caucus.
Latest polling suggests Labor’s position might be improving slightly, perhaps due to increased optimism about the state of the economy.
The Labor Party continues the poll slide it has experienced since the failed Voice referendum in October.
An activist premier, a gifted political communicator and a hard man of politics, Dan Andrews has been an enormously consequential leader and one of national significance.
If the “yes” case is to win the October referendum, there will need to be sharp turn around in the polling trends to date.
By the October 2024 state election, Labor will have governed for almost ten years, so there could be an ‘it’s time’ factor for voters.