Massive swings are expected against the Labor government in its strongholds of western Sydney, coastal NSW and Melbourne, according to the latest Newspoll.

The Rudd government looks set for defeat on September 7, with the marginal Victorian seats of La Trobe, Deakin and Corangamite expected to be claimed by the coalition with a two-party preferred vote of 53 per cent to Labor's 47 per cent.

The Newspoll, conducted for The Weekend Australian, shows the same voting percentages in the coastal NSW seats of Dobell, Robertson, Kingsford Smith, Page and Eden-Monaro.

A six per cent swing to the coalition would leave Labor represented mostly only around Wollongong and Newcastle in coastal NSW.

The coalition only needs to pick up six seats for a clear majority in parliament, but the Newspoll suggests it could gain 20 seats just in NSW and Victoria.

 

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