A poll shows Labor's core support base in Victoria is evaporating, just five days out from the state election, with Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu gaining ground.
The Herald Sun reports the private Galaxy poll of 500 voters, conducted for the Victorian Association of Forest Industries in the middle of last week, shows Premier John Brumby will cling onto power, but only with Greens preferences.
The poll shows a collapse in Labor's primary vote, with the Coalition on a lead of 42-36, and putting at least 18
government-held seats in jeopardy.
On a two-party preferred basis, Labor is leading 51-49, but the poll shows Mr Baillieu has not only secured his own supporter base but is eating into Labor's support in key outer suburbs and regional centres.
The Coalition needs to win 13 seats to govern in its own right, requiring a swing of 6.7 per cent.