The latest fortnightly result from Roy Morgan is essentially unchanged on the extremely strong showing for the Coalition last time, their primary vote up half a point to 47% with Labor up one to 28.5% and the Greens down one to 14.5%. The Coalition’s lead on respondent-allocated preferences is up from 56-44 to 56.5-43.5, while on previous election preferences it’s unchanged at 55-45. The poll was conducted by face-to-face and SMS over the past two weekends from a sample of 3262.
UPDATE (Essential Research): Essential Research ticks another point to the Coalition on two-party preferred, putting its lead at 53-47, but it’s not based on much action on the primary vote, which has the Coalition steady at 45%, Labor down one to 34% and the Greens steady at 10%.
The poll also finds Scott Morrison on 27% as most trusted to handle the economy, Chris Bowen on 18% and don’t know well in front on 56%. Forty-seven per cent supported a ban on new coal mines, with 25% opposed, and 49% opted for act now, without delay over four lower-order options. On the economy, 37% think it’s been a good year for company profits versus 18% for a bad year, whereas every other economic and personal finance indicator is well into the negative.
Further questions find 54% approving of the current superannuation system as described, with 24% disapproving, and 64% favouring superannuation should be compulsory over 29% for the alternative of workers should be able to do whatever they want with their income. Forty-four per cent supported proposed changes to superannuation taxes, with 32% opposed.