Malcolm Turnbull suffers 30th consecutive Newspoll loss

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has lost his 30th consecutive Newspoll.

In results published by The Australian, the Coalition trails Labor 48-52 on a two-party preferred basis.

However, they also show that Malcolm Turnbull remains preferred Prime Minister at 38% to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s 36%.


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The national survey of 1597 voters was conducted between April 5 and 8.

The results hit the same benchmark that Mr Turnbull used to topple former Prime Minister Tony Abbott from the top job back in 2015.

Party members have rallied behind the Prime Minister, confident he’ll make it to the next election.

Foreign Minister and deputy Liberal leader Julie Bishop has told the Nine Network she’ll stand by Mr Turnbull.

“The public are expressing an opinion but it will come to a point where they will have to make a decision about who they trust with economic management and national security and I’m confident that that will be Malcolm Turnbull,” she said.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told ABC radio the Prime Minister has the support of the party room.

“It’s not unusual for incumbent governments in between elections being behind in the polls, I mean we’re not actually that far behind, truth be told,” he said.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham told ABC TV it’s possible to turn the polls around, citing the recent South Australian election.

“If you believed the polls, Nick Xenophon was going to be premier a few months ago.

“You can turn these things around through discipline, through hard work, through focusing on the key messages,” he said.

His colleague Angus Taylor, who is riding through Victoria today on the Pollie Pedal ride with Tony Abbott, has told Sky News the Newspoll results aren’t the scores that matter, and that we need to look at what the government is delivering, like jobs growth.

“What they don’t want is a Shorten government.

“People want us to succeed.”

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Politicians almost always have their own interests at heart (rather than the people’s), but most of the politicians we’ve had over the last ten years or so have taken this to a whole new level… I mean, half the time they don’t even try to hide how little they care these days. Yes there are one or two out there that sort-of do the right thing and/or genuinely have good intentions… But the other 99%? Nope. They’re too busy proving they’re above the law, whilst doing everything they can to make sure they get their generous pension at the other… Read more »