If the election were held today, the latest poll results indicate Labor would still win a majority government. But Labor’s lead is thinning and with the election date not yet announced, an increasingly unpopular Bill Shorten could lose his party the election.
It’s the promises of tax cuts that appear to have positioned Scott Morrison to his best Newspoll standing since snatching the prime ministership.
According to the most recent poll published Sunday evening by The Australian, liberal-National Coalition slashed its margin in half to trail Labor by 48–52.
One Nation also dropped primary votes, losing one point following a revealing documentary which showed two key members of Pauline Hanson’s party having tried to solicit $20 million from the US gun lobby.
Closest margin Coalition has seen since Turnbull
The Coalition’s primary vote boosted by two points to 38 while Labor’s fell to 37 by the same point margin.
This is the closest margin the Coalition has seen since Malcolm Turnbull was prime minister in 12 August 2018.
While Morrison’s personal approval rating climbed by three points, Shorten’s receded by one point to 35.
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