Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor

No change on voting intention in the twenty-ninth successive Newspoll loss for the Coalition.

The first Newspoll for three weeks lands where it usually does, at 53-47 to Labor, with no change on the previous poll, making it 29 successive losses for Malcolm Turnbull. There’s also all but no change on the primary vote, with Labor up one to 39%, the Coalition steady on 37%, the Greens steady on 9% and One Nation steady on 7%. Malcolm Turnbull’s lead as preferred prime minister shifts from 37-35 to 39-36. On personal ratings, Malcolm Turnbull is down two on approval to 32% and Bill Shorten is one to 34% – we will evidently have to wait for the disapproval numbers (UPDATE: Turnbull’s disapproval rating is down one to 56%, Shorten’s is down two to 54%). Simon Benson’s more than usually idiosyncratic take on the results at The Oz here.

UPDATE: Newspoll also has a question on Labor’s plan to abolish franking credit cash refunds, which makes The Oz’s report less weird than it seemed at first blush. It finds 50% opposed to the idea with only 33% in support, breaking down to 42-36 in favour those aged 18-34, 45-32 against among the 35-49s, 58-30 against among the 50-64s, and 66-25 against among those over 65.

Author: William Bowe

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

877 comments on “Newspoll: 53-47 to Labor”

  1. DTT

    no – easter is based on jewish contexts – the tomb, the three day cleansing, rebirth from sins –
    jesus was historical jewish figure who thought highly of himself (son of god) but not as god – there is more to gain comparing to political martyr stories of recent times than doing some joseph campbell mythologising –

  2. the church might have developed and timed easter in more mythical ways, over-relapping with other traditions and seasons – but that is another matter

  3. Geoffrey

    We probably need not disagree.

    But approaches are correct. The Jewish people would have taken their concept from the traditional religion of the Mediterranean and adapted it to their new one god only religion.

    With the corn god no longer politically correct, the concept of washing away sin was used to give a jewish cover for the more traditional ceremony.

    obviously once Chreistianity took hold ths process of adopting and adapting ancient religious festivals was turned into an art form and just about every saint has their pagan origin. St Bridget, St Nicholas, St Hippolyte and even Mary were all recognizable in earlier legends.

  4. We Want Paul. That is exactly my point and Gillard was too dumb to see the danger. As I said weak and stupid. Don’t blame the ABC or anyone else, it was a case of her tin ear. Abbott laid the all so obvious trap and she blundered straight into it.

  5. Briefly, how has Corbyn excused Putin? The reality is that despite strong circumstantial evidence, nobody knows who attempted those murders. It is all speculation at this stage.

  6. Turnbull will not face a leadership spill this year or next year and will win the next election on good policies and the economy and jobs

  7. Wayne @ #860 Monday, March 26th, 2018 – 10:26 pm

    Turnbull will not face a leadership spill this year or next year and will win the next election on good policies and the economy and jobs

    Fair enough. What about the fate of the cricket players? Will Smith and Warner get banned for 12 months? Will Lehmann get sacked? Will Australia even be able to field a team on Friday? Surely most of the bowlers knew or realised what was going on. What do you reckon about them? You are obviously prepared to go out on a limb with your predictions.

  8. To think the #30 Meme was of Turnbull’s own making.

    My money is on him handling it poorly.

    Two – maybe three weeks max – tick tock.


  9. Wayne (AnonBlock)
    Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 – 1:26 am
    Comment #860

    Turnbull will not face a leadership spill this year or next year and will win the next election on good policies and the economy and jobs

    Nice think about the future you can believe what you want. At this stage it looks vary much as if 53% of Australians are fed up with the bullshit.


  10. Wayne (AnonBlock)
    Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 – 1:02 am
    Comment #856

    Turnbull our great leader will still PM come next election which is due in 2020

    If your going to be a Russian Australian politics troll you do need a better cheat cheat.

  11. Seems to me the whole ball tampering things could be fixed by allowing the bowler to belt a new ball about the ears a bit before using it; mind you it would remove one of the skills of the game now wouldn’t it.

  12. Excuse me while I vomit.
    Truffles berating the Australian cricket team for cheating and sledging.

    How he does not choke on his hypocrisy I do not know.

  13. The A.L.P to exempt pensioners from the franking tax removal.

    Considering the argument and abuse i received the night of the Batman by-election from A.L.P supporters for criticizing the A.L.P policy this is sweet music to me indeed.

    Matt, areaman, bemused, dave, c@tmomma Vogon Poet and ruawake

    You stand condemned for wanting pensioners to suffer a deprivation that both the Libs and the A.L.P now reject. Fortunately there were some compassionate people in the Shadow Cabinet that came through for me here. I would have been one of them if i was in the Shadow Cabinet.

    That’s the problem with towing the party line relentlessly. When the party line changes you are just left with pensioner bashing. cheers.

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