Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has lost support during the state’s recent spike in coronavirus cases.
A Newspoll for The Australian found that 72 per cent of Victorians believe he has handled the crisis well, down from 85 per cent at the end of April.
On Monday 75 new cases were reported on the state’s worst day since 31 March when 96 cases were discovered. On Tuesday 64 new cases were reported as the outbreak grew.
Mr Andrews is now considering fresh lockdown measures, including suburb shut-downs, to contain the spread of the deadly disease.
Victorian Premier Dan Andrews (pictured) has lost support among his voters during the state’s recent spike in coronavirus cases
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan and Tasmania leader Peter Guttwein are the most popular premiers, both with a 93 per cent approval rating when it comes to handling coronavirus.
That figure marks a one per cent drop for Mr McGowan and a four per cent increase for Mr Guttwein compared with April.
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian got the thumbs up from 79 per cent of residents, up from 77 per cent two months ago.
Support for Queensland leader Annastacia Palaszczuk also increased as 76 per cent of voters said she was handling the virus well, up from 72 per cent in April.
It comes after she vowed to open the state border on July 10, although this is now in doubt due to Victoria’s spike in cases.
SA Premier Steven Marshall scored an 87 per cent approval rating for his handling of the virus, up from 82 per cent in April.
Western Australia leader Mark McGowan (pictured) shares the top spot with Tasmania Premier Peter Guttwein, both with a 93 per cent approval rating for their handling of coronavirus
Support for Queensland leader Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) also increased as 76 per cent of voters said she was handling the virus well, up from 72 per cent in April
The poll quizzed almost 3,000 Australians across the six states.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating has hit a new high, with the Coalition maintaining a slim lead over Labor at the national level ahead of the NSW Eden-Monaro by-election this weekend.
A Newspoll released on 28 June shows Mr Morrison’s personal approval has risen by two points to 68 per cent with his dissatisfaction rating falling by the same amount to 27 per cent.
But the coalition’s primary vote is unchanged at 42 per cent, with the party maintaining a 51-49 lead in the two-party preferred vote.
Voters in Eden-Monaro will go to the polls on Saturday for a by-election triggered by the resignation of former Labor MP Mike Kelly because of ill health.
Internal Nationals polling shows the party’s vote in Eden-Monaro has nearly doubled from six to 11.5 per cent in the past two weeks, increasing the Liberal Party’s chances of picking up the seat, The Australian reported.
Meanwhile the Newspoll showed Labor’s primary vote support at federal level has risen slightly, by one point to 35 per cent, despite a branch-stacking scandal engulfing Victorian Labor.
SA Premier Steven Marshall (pictured) scored an 87 per cent approval rating for his handling of the virus, up from 82 per cent in April
Mr Morrison’s net approval rating is the highest since he became leader in August 2018, and the highest of any prime minister since the early period of Kevin Rudd’s leadership, since the Newspoll began in the 1980s.
He has increased his margin over Anthony Albanese as preferred prime minister, lifting two points to 58 per cent.
Mr Albanese was unchanged 26 per cent, while sixteen per cent of voters didn’t back either leader.
Support for the Greens has dropped one point to 11 per cent, as did voter backing of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, which also fell a point to three per cent.
The poll, which surveyed 1,521 voters, was conducted from June 24-27.