Malcolm Turnbull has just clinched the lead as preferred Prime Minister, according to the latest Newspoll.
The poll, published by The Australian on Sunday, shows Turnbull has dropped a considerable 12 points since February and is now sitting on 37 per cent.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is not far behind, on 35 per cent.
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Turnbull’s dramatic drop as preferred Prime Minister comes after former deputy PM Barnaby Joyce revealed he was in a relationship and expecting a baby with his former staffer, and also controversial comments made by jobs minister Michaelia Cash last week.
According to the poll, Labor is still leading the coalition government 53-47 in two-party preferred terms.
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