Newspoll: 57-43 to Labor (open thread)

Labor maintains its Newspoll dominance, with the Coalition primary vote and Peter Dutton’s personal ratings both heading in the wrong direction.

The Australian reports the second Newspoll since the election has produced an even weaker result for the Coalition than the first four weeks ago, with Labor’s two-party lead out from 56-44 to 57-43. Labor’s primary vote is steady at 37%, with the Coalition down two to 31% – their equal worst result in Newspoll history, matching the third poll under the Rudd government in February-March 2008 – with the Greens up one to 13%, One Nation up one to 7% (their strongest result in three years) and the United Australia Party steady on 2%.

Anthony Albanese is steady on 61% approval and up three on disapproval to 29%, while Peter Dutton is down two on approval to 35% and up two on disapproval to 43%. Albanese’s lead as preferred prime minister has widened from 59-25 to 61-22. The poll was conducted Wednesday to Saturday from a sample of 1505.

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.

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  1. Taken at face value, Latham dobbed in someone in a fragile state he was drinking with. Hence a snitch and a/hole. What a caricature of a former Labor ‘man’.

  2. Cronus @ #696 Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 – 8:25 pm


    My contributions (such as they are) will be somewhat diminished over coming weeks as we depart for Italy and France tomorrow. We’ll be in Italy for their election so hope to provide a few observations from the coal face. Keep up the great work as I look forward to all your interpretations of events during this time to keep me informed.
    Regards to all.

    Oh Cronus! Don’t let the new Right Wing Italian leader throw you in jail for being a Leftie! 😀

    Bon Voyage anyway. And happy trails. 🙂

  3. Cronus @ #658 Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 – 6:52 pm

    C@tmomma says:
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:32 pm
    zoomster @ #645 Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 – 6:31 pm

    ‘Sussan Ley
    It won’t be easy under Kermit the Froganese ‘

    Well, there we go.

    The killer line has been found!
    Because adult Opposition.

    I’m hoping she didn’t have help coming up with that line because one lame buffoon is more than enough. It’s quite the follow-up to “there are no EV utes”. She’s building up quite the repertoire.

    Good help appears to be hard to come by in the federal Opposition it seems.

    I actually thought Jim Chalmers had the best put down in QT so far this week. Pointing to Dutton and Ley and saying, “Mum and Dad over there.” 😀

  4. “ I just looked it up… Holy fuck!”

    In the HBO Series Rome (5 stars, IMO) the actor playing Mark Antony remarked at one point that his political plan was to be like Cincinnatus, to retire to his estates to plough his fields and fuck his slaves. I’m sure that Boris could relate to the later idea, but what fields exactly was Boris ploughing when – like Cincinnatus, he was recalled from retirement to save the Roman state (I guess Boris saw the threat posed by the EU just like the threat to Rome from the invading Aequi somehow)?

  5. Yep. Really, if you are going to claim the mantle of Cincinnatus, do it when you’re recalled, not when you’ve just been turfed.

    I’m trying to think of a less-fitting Roman equivalent to Boris.


  6. C@T

    I’ll keep well clear of Meloni and Salvini to be sure.


    The Dawn Patrol will still be my first port of call daily!

    Thanks all and cheers

  7. Boris’ mos apt Roman comparison would be the Consul Quintus Metellus Denter, who was run out of Rome in 198 B.C for refusing the Senate’s orders to brush his hair and for defending that most shocking reprobate Marcus Donatus Pincher, a notorious molester of innocent plebeians.

  8. Coriolanus and Carbo showed some shame, right?

    Milo might be closer to the mark. Or there is just no equivalent.

    But Cincinnatus? No fecking way, mate.

  9. Ven says:
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 11:16 pm
    AE, Dandy Murray, nath
    Apparently There was w US Senator named Cincinnatus
    Don’t forget Daniel Boone had a friend called Cincinnatus!

  10. Leyzy Suss-an has nearly got it right!
    “It won’t be easy under Albanese”.
    It won’t be easy paying back a trillion dollar deficit and overcoming 10 years of fiscal mis-management but the Labor administration will make a great effort to do so.

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