The federal government’s approval rating has dropped to its lowest electoral position this term, over the bungled vaccine rollout and several lockdowns around the country.
The latest Newspoll, published in The Australian, shows both the Coalition and Labor opposition are now neck and neck with 39 per cent of voter support.
The government’s primary vote fell by two points, while Labor’s primary vote rose by two points.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating also fell to 51 per cent, which is the lowest level since the bushfires over the 2019-20 summer season.
Labor now also leads the coalition 53-47 on an estimated two-party preferred basis.
It’s understood that the government’s popularity decline is a result of the vaccine rollout, which isn’t moving quick enough.
It comes as both New South Wales and Victoria struggle through lockdowns as a result of worsening Delta outbreaks.
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has told the ABC that Australians can have confidence in them, and insists there’s ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.