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Coalition and PM both lose ground in Newspoll


The honeymoon is over for Scott Morrison, with the Prime Minister and the Coalition slipping in the latest Newspoll.

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But Morrison says he doesn’t have time to be distracted by the poor result.

“These things will bounce around, and that’s the case for all politicians, but it just doesn’t distract me from the job I have,” he told K Rock 95.5 today.

“You just get up and you hit it every day. You do the things you believe are important for the country every day.”

Morrison is still favoured over Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as Prime Minister – 43 per cent to 35 – but his lead has been whittled down to eight points.

His personal approval rating has fallen into negative territory, with 44 per cent of voters dissatisfied and 41 per cent satisfied with his performance.

The Coalition’s primary vote is back where it was a month ago at 36 per cent, lower than the last Newspoll of Malcolm Turnbull’s tenure as Prime Minister.

The Coalition’s two-party preferred vote has also fallen back to where it was a month ago. It now trails Labor 46 to 54, the poll published in The Australian on Sunday night shows.

The Greens’ primary vote has dropped to nine per cent, losing two points, while One Nation is still on six per cent.

– with AAP

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