Malcolm Turnbull sees popularity boost in latest Newspoll

It’s good news for Malcolm Turnbull today with the Federal Budget helping him secure his position as Australia’s preferred Prime Minister.

According to the latest Newspoll, published by The Australian overnight, the Liberal leader jumped eight approval rating points to 46 per cent.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten fell three points to 32 per cent.


It’s understood the rating is Turnbull’s “equal best result since the 2016 election”.

It comes after the Federal Government delivered their 2018 budget last week, which included income tax cuts for “hardworking Australians”.

It also follows the citizenship debacle, which saw four Labor MPs resign from Parliament.

Despite the Prime Ministers jump in popularity, the Coalition still trails Labour 49-51 on a two-party preferred basis.