Greens candidate for Richmond, Dawn Walker.
Greens candidate for Richmond, Dawn Walker. Blainey Woodham

Labor and the Greens poll ahead of Nats in Richmond

A NEWLY released Roy Morgan Research pre-election poll shows Labor and the Greens ahead of the Nationals in the seat of Richmond.

The State of the Nation Report, issued on June 15, revealed the top seven Greens seats in Australia, with Richmond in fifth position.

Polling predicted ALP with 30.5 points, Greens with 29, LNP with 27, and others with 13.5, as at June, 2016.

Two weeks out from the election, the results represent a 11 point swing to the Greens, who in 2013 had 17.69% of the primary vote.

Nationals candidate Matthew Fraser received the highest primary vote (37.6%) in 2013.

Labor incumbent Justine Elliot got 33.51% of the primary vote and won the seat with 52.98%, after preferences.

In response to the latest polling Richmond Greens candidate Dawn Walker issued a statement today stating the party had the "chance to make history in the northern rivers".

See the Roy Morgan Research report here, on page 28:

http://www.roymorgan.com/findings/6856-roy-morgan-state-of-the-nation-june-2016-201606161810

See the 2013 election results for Richmond here:

http://results.aec.gov.au/17496/Website/HouseDivisionFirstPrefs-17496-145.htm 



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