Tasmanian EMRS polling figures out

The margin of support for Labor and the Liberals has narrowed to the closest it has been in seven years, latest EMRS polling figures reveal.

The figures, released this morning, show that of the 1000 people polled last week, 37 per cent supported the government and 34 per cent supported Labor.

This was the second poll conducted since the resignation of Labor Leader Bryan Green and showed that new leader Rebecca White has outshined normally popular Premier Will Hodgman.

Ms White won an approval rating of 48 per cent, a nine-point increase from the May survey, while Mr Hodgman dropped five points to 37 per cent.

Samuel Paske, of EMRS, said this was the first time since May 2009 that Mr Hodgman had received a lower level of support as preferred Premier than the Labor leader of the day.