Support for Labor has risen in NSW, but this has not translated into similar support for Opposition Leader John Robertson.
The latest Newspoll, in The Australian newspaper, shows Labor's primary support at 32 per cent over September/October, up four percentage points since the previous poll in July/August.
This compared to the coalition's 45 per cent support, down four points since the last poll.
On a two-party-preferred basis, the coalition slipped four percentage points to 57 per cent, while Labor gained four points to 43 per cent.
The paper says the results are both good and bad news for Labor Party MPs concerned about Mr Robertson's standing and the party's re-election hopes under his leadership.
Support for the state arm "is now statistically the same" as for federal Labor, it says.
Premier Barry O'Farrell's satisfaction rating dropped one percentage point to 45 per cent, while Mr Robertson's satisfaction rating dropped three points to 31 per cent.
Both leaders saw their rating as better premier fall, with Mr O'Farrell's dropping two points to 50 per cent and Mr Robertson recording a fall of three percentage points to 19 per cent. Thirty one per cent were uncommitted.
Mr O'Farrell recorded a dissatisfaction rating of 32 per cent, down six percentage points from 38, while Mr Robertson's dissatisfaction rating of 31 per cent was down four points from 35 per cent.Support for the minor parties was unchanged, with the Greens steady on 10 per cent, and other minor parties and independents on 13 per cent.