Malcolm Turnbull: Labor seizes poll lead from Coalition

Edited by Nelly T.

A Newspoll published The Australian on Monday night shows Labor leading the coalition for the first time since Malcolm Turnbull took office.

The poll shows Labor ahead by 51 per cent to 49 per cent in two-party preferred terms.

The poll, ahead of a possible double-dissolution election on July 2, shows the government’s primary vote down two points in the past 2 weeks.

Mr. Turnbull’s personal approval ratings have dropped in the past 10 weeks his satisfaction rating falling one point to 38 per cent. Meanwhile Bill Shorten’s performance rating has risen four points to 32 per cent, only six points behind the Prime Minister’s rating.

The poll came about after Mr. Turnbull drifted the idea of giving states some income tax-raising powers, amongst supposed tensions between him and Treasurer Scott Morrison. The poll took place from Thursday to Sunday.

On the other hand the latest Roy Morgan poll was released on Monday showing the coalition’s three-point growth in its support on a two-party preferred basis. Officially overtaking Labor, which was down three points, 52.5 per cent to 47.5 per cent.