A Newspoll, conducted for The Australian between last Wednesday and Saturday, found the Coalition primary vote dropped three points to 36 per cent – marking the lowest primary vote for the Liberal-Nationals since March 2019.
Support for Labor lifted one point to 40 per cent, taking popular support for the Opposition into the 40s for the first time since 2018.
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Labor now leads the Coalition 54-46 per cent on a two-party preferred split, which is the largest lead the party has held over the government since before the May 2019 federal election.
The Newspoll comes as millions of residents continue to grapple with COVID-19 lockdowns and following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and the evacuation of Australians from Kabul.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison remains the most popular contender for the top job, rising to 50 per cent in the ranks, while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese fell two points to 34 per cent.
Mr Morrison’s approval ratings rose two points to 49 per cent, while those disappointed with the Liberal leader fell two points to 47 per cent.
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His highest approval rating this year was 59 per cent.
Mr Albanese’s approval ratings also rose by two points to 40 per cent but disappointment with his performance also grew by one point to 47 per cent.
The results were found after 1528 voters across metropolitan and regional Australia were quizzed for the Newspoll.
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