Coalition’s post-election bounce over as Labor closes the gap

The Morrison Government’s post-election honeymoon appears over with Labor closing the gap to the Coalition.

A Newspoll published in the Australian shows the Coalition leading Labor 51-49 after preferences, down from 53-47 last month.

The Coalition’s primary vote has dropped two points to 42 while Labor’s is up one to 34.


Support for One Nation was up one point to 4 per cent.

Scott Morrison’s personal approval has also taken a hit.

The number of people dissatisfied with his performance is up six points to 42-per-cent with his net satisfaction rating falling to six-per-cent.

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has improved his popularity with his net satisfaction of seven-per-cent.

However Mr Morrison remains the preferred Prime Minister by a long margin, 40 to 38.