Malcolm Turnbull still preferred PM, according to latest Newspoll

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.


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.