Scott Morrison’s approval rating plummets in wake of bushfire crisis

Scott Morrison’s approval rating has plummeted in the wake of the bushfire crisis, according to the latest Newspoll.

The poll, published by The Australian on Sunday night, shows approval for Mr Morrison plunged from 45 to 37 per cent.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s rating went up from 40 to 46 per cent.


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It only gets worst for the Prime Minister, with the poll also revealing Labor ahead of the Coalition for the first time since the federal election, with Labor leading 51-49 on a two-party-preferred basis.

Mr Morrison has also been overtaken as Australia’s preferred Prime Minister, with those surveyed preferring Anthony Albanese (43 per cent) over Scott Morrison (39 per cent).

The poll was conducted between January 8-11.

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