Coalition makes a comeback in latest Newspoll

Three weeks out from the election and the gap between the government and the opposition is tightening.

In the latest Newspoll, published by The Australian, The Coalition is now within a point of the Labor party, trailing 49 percent to 51 percent after preferences.

Just last month, the Coalition was trailing 46 percent to 54 percent.


Support for Scott Morrison as preferred Prime Minister has dropped slightly, however he still leads Opposition Leader Bill Shorten by eight points.

For the minor parties – One Nation has dropped to four percent, while the Greens stand still at nine percent.

Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has secured five percent, putting it in second place behind the Greens as the leading minor party.