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The Australian’s Newspoll Shows Sharp Drop In Support For Government


The Australian is reporting that the latest Newspoll, taken last week, is showing support for the incumbent federal Labor government has dropped sharply in the three weeks since the last poll as cost-of-living remains a key issue for households, rates rose again and it has struggled to deal with a number of challenges. The two-party preferred measure is now 50:50 from 54:46. The Australian estimates that this would mean a loss of 5 seats for the government if the swing was uniform, which would result in a minority Labor government if elections were held now.

  • Labor’s primary support at 31% is below the 2022 election result of 32.6% and down 4pp from the last survey, with the opposition Liberal/National coalition up 1pp to 38% and above the election’s 35.7%. The Greens rose 1pp to 13% and others including the Teals rose 2pp to 12%.
  • PM Albanese’s net approval rating has deteriorated to -13 equal with opposition leader Dutton and his worst since the last election. But he remains the preferred PM on 46% compared with 35%.

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