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Bad poll puts heat on WA govt, Barnett

AAP logoAAP 24/08/2016

The WA government is on track to lose the 2017 election under premier Colin Barnett, according to a private poll involving nearly 11,000 people and commissioned by Perth businessmen.

The poll by ReachTel found swings against the Liberal-National government and that Labor's Mark McGowan was a more popular leader than Mr Barnett, raising speculation his eight-year stint as premier will come under more pressure, according to News Limited.

The poll reportedly shows the government could win the election if it changed leaders, with some prominent businessmen wanting Transport Minister Dean Nalder to replace Mr Barnett.

Prominent investment banker John Poynton was among the Perth businessmen who paid thousands of dollars for the poll of more than 11 safe and marginal WA electorates.

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