Yesterday’s Newspoll results were another crushing blow for Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Not only did Labor maintain a gargantuan two-party preferred lead over the Coalition:
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But Labor leader Anthony Albanese caught up ground on “preferred PM”:
Further analysis released today by Newspoll shows that voters have lost trust in Scott Morrison, increasingly viewing him as arrogant and out of touch:
For the first time, Mr Morrison trails the Opposition Leader on trust, likeability, caring and understanding the major issues of concern for most Australians.
The Prime Minister is now also considered more arrogant and not in touch with voters. Campaigning in western Sydney on Monday, Mr Morrison described himself as the underdog in next year’s election race.
The key poll measuring the personal attributes of both leaders marks a reversal of fortune for Mr Morrison, who just six months ago held a significant lead over Mr Albanese across all but one of the character questions.
It has also deprived the Prime Minister of a critical election advantage he had heading into the 2019 election when he enjoyed a significant advantage over Bill Shorten across the same range of leadership qualities.
Voters have also lost faith in both leaders… [But] number of people who believed Mr Morrison to be arrogant jumped from 52 per cent to 60 per cent compared to Mr Albanese, who fell from 40 per cent to 38 per cent…
The largest fall for the Prime Minister was among voters asked to assess whether they liked him – dropping from 63 per cent to 47 per cent – with Mr Albanese marginally ahead on 50 per cent.
Endless corruption scandals have clearly dented Scott Morrison’s standing in the electorate.
At this rate, a mannequin could win the upcoming election.
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