Result will add to government’s difficulties after a week in which it lost its majority and as internal debate over marriage equality fires up critics
Malcolm Turnbull has suffered a five-point drop in the better prime minister rating in the latest Newspoll, a result which will compound his political woes after his government lost its lower-house majority at the weekend.
In an otherwise largely static poll, which has Labor maintaining an election-winning lead, the gap between Turnbull and the Labor leader, Bill Shorten, as preferred prime minister narrowed substantially, with the margin now two points, with the Liberal leader ahead 36% to Shorten’s 34%. Labor inched forward to improve its lead on the two-party-preferred vote, leading the Coalition by 55% to 45% compared with 54% to 46% in the last poll.
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/13/malcolm-turnbull-suffers-five-point-drop-in-newspoll-better-pm-rating
Author : Katharine Murphy Political editor
Publish date : 12 November 2017 | 7:27 pm
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