55-45 at Work – The Bludger of the Survey

Anthony Albanese levels up on the preferred prime minister as Labor maintains its lead in voting intentions.

As reported in The Australian, the latest bi-monthly Newspoll records no change for either major party on voting intention, with Labor maintaining a 55-45 lead on bipartisan preferences and 41%-35% on the primary vote. For smaller parties, the Greens are down one point at 8%, One Nation is flat at 3% and the United Australia Party is down 1-3%, with all others up 2-10% . Anthony Albanese equalized Scott Morrison for the preferred premiership for the first time since Morrison’s post-bushfire nadir in February 2020 at 42-42, after Morrison led 42-40 last time out. Morrison’s approval rating is down two to 41% with disapproval stable at 55%, while Anthony Albanese is stable at 44% and down one to 42%, respectively. The survey was conducted from Wednesday to Saturday with a sample of 1520.

Author: William Bowe

William Bowe is a Perth-based election analyst and occasional professor of political science. His blog, The Poll Bludger, has been around in one form or another since 2004 and is one of the most heavily trafficked websites on Australian politics. View all posts by William Bowe

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