Bitter Malcolm Turnbull is caught ‘liking’ tweets about Scott Morrison’s Newspoll wake-up call
- Malcolm Turnbull has liked tweets highlighting Scott Morrison’s Newspoll woes
- Prime Minister’s approval rating is now in the negative zone, with minus 3 score
- His bitter predecessor Mr Turnbull liked the bad opinion poll result on Twitter
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been caught liking tweets about his successor Scott Morrison’s poor Newspoll results.
For the first time since taking over in August, Mr Morrison has a negative net approval rating with more voters disliking than supporting him, following the Wentworth by-election disaster that has robbed his government of a majority.
Mr Turnbull was caught liking a tweet by GhostWhoVotes, which puts the latest opinion poll results on Twitter.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has been caught liking tweets about his successor Scott Morrison ‘s poor Newspoll results
For the first time since taking over in August, Mr Morrison (pictured with his Liberal Party deputy Josh Frydenberg) has a negative net approval rating with voters
His social media activity on Sunday night occurred as The Australian published a fortnightly Newspoll, taken over the weekend, which showed the Coalition trailing Labor 46 to 54 per cent, after preferences.
The Coalition’s 43rd consecutive Newspoll loss also showed Mr Morrison had a net negative approval rating of minus three per cent, with 44 per cent of surveyed voters expressing dissatisfaction with him compared with 41 per cent who endorsed him.
The six percentage point deterioration in his personal ratings followed the Liberal Party’s loss in Mr Turnbull’s old Sydney eastern suburbs election of Wentworth, following a 19 per cent swing that helped independent Kerryn Phelps triumph on preferences.
Mr Turnbull liked the tweet, by GhostWhoVotes, showing Mr Morrison’s preferred prime minister rating had fallen by two percentage points to 43 per cent as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s score rose by one percentage point to 35.
Mr Morrison plunge into the negative zone of approval ratings has been the worst result for a new prime minister since 2013, when Tony Abbott won the election from Opposition and Kevin Rudd overthrew Julia Gillard in a Labor leadership challenge.
Mr Turnbull liked the tweet, by GhostWhoVotes, showing Mr Morrison’s preferred prime minister rating had fallen by two percentage points to 43 per cent