Voters abandoning minor parties according to latest poll

In the latest Newspoll published by The Australian, both the government and Labour got a boost in votes.

Labour maintained its lead over the Coalition, at 53 to 47 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

On primary votes the Coalition rose from 36 to 37 per cent, appearing to snatch votes from One Nation, which fell from 11 per cent to 9.


The Greens suffered a drop, in a month which saw them lose two senators due to their dual citizenship, from 10 per cent to nine.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull remains the preferred leader at 43 per cent to Labour’s Bill Shorten at 32 per cent.