Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor

Anthony Albanese draws level on preferred prime minister as Labor maintains its commanding lead on voting intention.

As reported in The Australian, the latest fortnightly Newspoll records no change for either major party on voting intention, with Labor retaining a lead of 55-45 on two-party preferred and 41% to 35% on the primary vote. For the minor parties, the Greens are down a point to 8%, One Nation is steady on 3% and the United Australia Party is down one to 3%, with all others up two to 10%. Anthony Albanese has drawn level with Scott Morrison on preferred prime minister for the first time since Morrison’s post-bushfires nadir in February 2020 at 42-42, after Morrison led 42-40 last time. Morrison’s approval rating is down two to 41% with disapproval steady at 55%, while Anthony Albanese is respectively steady at 44% and down one to 42%. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Saturday from a sample of 1520.

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.

1,117 comments on “Newspoll: 55-45 to Labor”

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  1. “But seriously, it is interesting that Newcastle makes the shortlist with 50% Chinese ownership. So that is considered safe apparently.”

    These election offers / claims / suggestions are worth much less than the contractual arrangements we had with France. Only a total idiot would believe any of them.

  2. The West Australian leads tomorrow with a poll by Utting Research that has Labor leading the 2pp 59-41 in Swan, 55-45 in Pearce and 52-48 in Hasluck.
    Tangney is said to be 50-50.
    Seats polls, so come with the usual caveat.
    I guess you’d rather be in front than behind.

  3. I haven’t seen any comment on Morrison’s bizarre ramblings, implying that, unlike Albanese, he still eats Italian food.

    Maybe I am more sensitive, for obvious reasons, to real or perceived attempts at racial slurring, but Albanese is half Italian, and the comment was made in the context of Albanese losing weight, so draw your own conclusions.

    I don’t think that the 10% or so of Italo Australians will have been impressed.

  4. I just caught up with the Morrison announcement of a dry dock for Perth. To be honest this is actually a very sensible decision, and should have been announced with the start of the Attack Class program.

    However it is attracting a lot of skepticism because of Morrison’s style. If he had released the expert report and all the works required it would have been accepted. But because Morrison reflexively keeps the facts to himself and then makes a host of individually announced projects when and where is suits them, all his announcements lack credibility, even when they are correct.

  5. Subs for Canberra! Love it!

    Name the base HMAS Burley Griffin.

    Can Snowy 2.0 and use the heavy equipment to drill a tunnel connecting the Lake to the sea!

    You know it makes sense!

  6. The Liberals appear remind me of a frightened cat looking at itself in a mirror and acting crazy. There is a big move away from the Coalition nationwide so the May election could end in a massacre.

  7. “The Liberals appear remind me of a frightened cat looking at itself in a mirror and acting crazy. There is a big move away from the Coalition nationwide so the May election could end in a massacre.”

    If they are seeing and believing numbers like this they could easily both swap leaders and split the elections.

  8. I’ve done a little more reading, and have now come to the conclusion that Morrison’s Italian cake comment was just stupidity on his part, with no ulterior connotations.
    I therefore withdraw my comment above.

  9. “Scott Morrison will announce $243m in grants for manufacturing projects that will enable Australia to seize on the rise of electric vehicles and reduce global reliance on China for a crucial rare earths material needed to make them.”

    A big EV supporter now? Where is my boat?

    Another three years wasted.

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