Federal government’s popularity plummets in latest Newspoll

Labor has overtaken the federal government in the latest Newspoll, for the first time in several months.

The poll, published by The Australian, shows the opposition has jumped 52 per cent two-party preferred.

The Coalition’s primary vote has dropped to just 39 per cent, one of its worst levels in around two years.


It comes after a landslide state election in Western Australia, where the liberal party was only able to win two seats.

The Labor party now dominates with 50 seats, with the Nationals likely to form the opposition.

Political commentators believe the state’s annihilation of the Liberal party won’t play well for Scott Morrison on a national level.

However, Scott Morrison is still the clear favourite as preferred Prime Minister in the latest Newspoll.

He’s leading 56 per cent to Anthony Albanese on 30 per cent.

It’s understood the Coalition’s poor result is due to the government’s handling of sexual assault allegations and the vaccine rollout.