LESS than a quarter of Victorian voters think the Baillieu Government is doing a good job.
And just a third think Victoria is headed in the right direction.
Despite a swing to the Coalition across the state since the last election, the Government has lost ground in Labor-held marginal seats, meaning it would struggle to increase its one-seat majority if an election was held now.
A JWS Research poll last week found that despite being Premier for the past two years, 40 per cent of voters say they have no particular view of Ted Baillieu.
The results for Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews were even worse - half of Victorians have no view of him, while 13 per cent said they had never heard of him.
Overall, 32 per cent of voters preferred Mr Baillieu as premier; 16 per cent favoured Mr Andrews.
However, 52 per cent of voters either preferred neither or could not decide between them.
The poll found there has been a 3.8 per cent swing to the Government statewide since the November 2010 election. Its primary vote is now at 48 per cent, while Labor is on 38 per cent.
The Greens are on 9 per cent, and 5 per cent favour others.
The poll has the Coalition with a two-party preferred vote of 52.1 per cent to Labor's 47.9 per cent.
But the poll found the Government has gone backwards in the critical Labor-held marginals of Eltham, Ballarat West, Macedon, Bellarine, Ballarat East, Ivanhoe, Cranbourne, Monbulk, Albert Park, Geelong, Essendon, Ripon, Bendigo West, Narre Warren North, Bendigo East, Yan Yean, and Oakleigh.
There has also been a small swing against the Coalition in its own marginals of Burwood, Prahran, South Barwon, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Frankston, Mordialloc, Carum, Seymour and Bentleigh - but not enough for the Government to lose seats.
This meant the Baillieu Government had not consolidated its first-term incumbency, and nor had Labor made any headway, JWS Research director John Scales said.
Asked to rate the most important issue influencing their vote at the next election, one in four voters picked the economy and jobs, followed by 20 per cent who rated healthcare and hospitals as most important.
The cost of living (16 per cent) and transport and infrastructure (13 per cent) were next.
Only 24 per cent of voters rated the Government's performance as good or very good, while 39 per cent thought it was average, and 36 per cent thought it poor or very poor.
According to 48 per cent, the state was heading in the wrong direction; only 35 per cent said it was heading in the right direction, and 18 per cent were unsure.
The poll of 1391 voters was conducted last Wednesday night, and included 27 key marginal seats that are held by 6 per cent or less.
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