Tas Liberal govt maintains voter favour

Ethan James

Support for Tasmania's Liberal government is unwavering two months after its re-election, according to the first opinion poll since the March vote.

Figures released by EMRS on Thursday show Liberal support is at 47 per cent in May, up one percentage point from the previous poll in February.

Labor's backing has dipped, down from 33 per cent to 30 per cent over the same period.

The Will Hodgman government was returned with 13 seats in Tasmania's 25-seat lower house.

Even though Labor picked up three seats, the Liberals still received more than half the primary vote across the state.

"These numbers confirm that the government has maintained the high levels of support recorded in February." EMRS director Samuel Paske said.

"One would have to go back to May 2009 for the last time Labor led the Liberal Party in an EMRS poll."

Mr Hodgman's popularity has dropped one percentage point to 47, but he remains the state's preferred premier over Opposition Leader Rebecca White, whose support stayed level at 41 per cent.

EMRS surveyed 1000 voters by phone from May 7-10.


* Preferred party - Liberal 47 per cent, Labor 30, Greens 14, Other 8.

* Preferred premier - Will Hodgman (Liberal) 47 per cent, Rebecca White (Labor) 41, Unsure/neither 11.