The Newspoll, published in The Australian on Saturday, has Labor’s primary vote at 44 per cent, up from the 42.9 per cent recorded at the “Danslide” election in November 2018.
The Coalition’s primary vote has increased slightly on 2018 – when it was reduced to just 27 of 88 lower house seats – from 35.2 per cent to 36 per cent.
On a two-party preferred basis, Labor is sitting at 58 per cent, up from 57.3 at the 2018 election, while the Coalition is on 42 per cent, marginally down from 42.7 per cent three years ago. 
At those rates, the Coalition, which has a notional 26 seats following a redistribution, would be reduced to just 20 seats.
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The Newspoll, taken between November 11 to 18 and involving 1029 voters, shows 56 per cent of respondents are satisfied with the way Mr Andrews is doing his job as Premier, while 42 per cent are dissatisfied. Two per cent were uncommitted.
But more people are dissatisfied with Opposition Leader Matthew Guy’s performance than satisfied – 42 per cent to 34 per cent – with 24 per cent uncommitted.
Mr Andrews is also the preferred Premier at 54 per cent to Mr Guy’s 33 per cent.
Mr Guy, who lead the Coalition to defeat at the 2018 election, returned as Opposition Leader in September after beating Michael O’Brien in a leadership spill.
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On Mr Andrews’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, 39 per cent agreed he “has done most things well but there are some things he could have done better”, while 21 per cent agreed “he’s done consistently well”.
Twenty per cent of respondents agreed Mr Andrews had “done some things well but he’s done many things poorly” and 19 per cent agreed “he’s done consistently poorly”.
The Newspoll comes as protesters again take to the streets of Melbourne to rally against Victoria’s new pandemic bill and vaccine mandates.
The pandemic bill has been stalled in the upper house as the Andrews government desperately tries to find one more crossbench member to support the bill after former Labor minister Adem Somyurek decided to vote against the legislation.
Melbourne last month emerged from the world’s longest lockdown, with Mr Andrews this week announcing a raft of eased restrictions across Victoria.   

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