9 Apr 2013

Labor up, but still on track for a loss

8:39 am on 9 April 2013

The latest Newspoll in Australia suggests Labor has made a slight gain, but victory would go to the coalition if an election was held now.

Labor's primary vote is at 32% - two points above its result two weeks ago - while the coalition dropped 50 to 48%.

The Greens' primary vote is at 11%, in line with its 2010 election level, The Australian reports.

The opinion poll, taken over the weekend, suggests that if an election was held now Labor would face a 5% swing.

Based on 2010 preference flows, AAP reports this could cost it 20 seats and deliver victory to the coalition.

On a two-party preferred basis, the coalition leads Labor 55% to 45%.