ScoMo receives big poll boost ahead of Budget

Newspoll has released its latest electoral polling with Prime Minister Scott Morrison enjoying a big rebound in support ahead of next month’s federal budget.

Satisfaction with Scott Morrison’s performance rose by four points to 59%, whereas dissatisfaction fell three points to 37%. By contrast, Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s satisfaction fell three-points to 40%, whereas dissatisfaction rose by two points:

Net satisfaction rating

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s support rebounded, whereas Labor leader Anthony Albanese’s fell.

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The Coalition’s primary vote also rebounded by two points to 41%, whereas Labor’s fell one point to 38%:

Primary voting intentions

The Coalition’s primary vote rose, whereas Labor’s fell.

However, Labor has maintained a two-party preferred lead over the Coalition (i.e. after preferences are distributed); although the Coalition has regained some lost ground. Labor’s two-party preferred vote is at 51% versus 49% for the Coalition:

Two-party preferred vote

Labor maintains a narrow two-party preferred lead over the Coalition.

This poll ends a torrid month for the Coalition. The next big litmus test will be the federal budget, which will be released 11 May.

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