New EMRS poll results show Labor could be at risk of losing a seat in Bass and Braddon if an election was called tomorrow.
The August poll has shown there is a widened gap of 30 percentage points in support between the state's two major parties.
The Liberals' approval rating continued to trend upward in the recent poll, reaching 54 per cent among decided voters.
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Labor's approval rating continued to go the other way, sinking to 24 per cent.
This represented a slide of 10 per cent from the May poll.
The Liberals approval rating lifted by 4 per cent over the three months.
If that lift was applied to the 2018 election results in Bass and Braddon, the Liberals could win 3.67 quotas in the North and 3.5 quotas in the North-West.
This would give them a real chance of winning four seats in either electorate.
Psephologist Kevin Bonham said this was particularly so for Bass due to the strong Liberal representation by Premier Peter Gutwein, Health Minister Sarah Courtney, and Infrastructure Minister Michael Ferguson.
"We think it's a long way to go until the next election, but we don't really know that," he said.
"This [poll] might fire up early election speculation."
The gap of 30 percentage points between Labor and the Liberals is wider than the 17-point lead the government had around the time of the 2018 state election.
Support for the Greens in the August poll was at 12 per cent.
Support for an independent or another minor party was at 10 per cent.
The three polls since Peter Gutwein was sworn in as Premier have showed an upward trend in support.
His personal support had risen from 39 per cent in March, to 63 per cent in May, to 70 per cent in August.
Support for Labor leader Rebecca White as preferred premier fell from 41 per cent in March, to 26 per cent in May, to 23 per cent in August.
Dr Bonham said Mr Gutwein's lead was the biggest over an opposition party leader since 2002 when Jim Bacon was premier.
EMRS research manager Paul Jamrozik said the latest poll showed a sustained vote of confidence in the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Voters will be looking to both leaders in the coming months to assess their response to the COVID-19 impacts as they unfold," he said.
"It should be noted that voter preferences will need to be interpreted in this context for some time to come."
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