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Newspoll shows Bill Shorten is the least popular Opposition leader ever in Australia

  • Bill Shorten has received the lowest approval rating of any Opposition leader 
  • The Labor leader’s support dropped two points to 30 per cent in Newspoll
  • Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s support increased one point to 47 per cent  
  • The Coalition vote dropped by one per cent and Labor now leads 52 to 48

Bill Shorten has received the lowest approval rating of any Opposition leader in the history of Newspoll.

The Labor Opposition Leader slipped two points as preferred Prime Minister to 30 per cent while Malcolm Turnbull’s support rose 1 point to 47 per cent. 

Shorten’s result was the worst run of negative approval ratings for any opposition since Newspoll started in 1985

Bill Shorten has received the lowest approval rating of any Opposition leader in the history of Newspoll. He is pictured with his wife Chloe after speaking to the ‘Yes’ vote supporters on gay marriage in Melbourne 

The Coalition’s two-party preferred result dropped one point with Labor now leading the  52 to 48 in the poll published in The Australian. 

Mr Shorten received a negative net approval rating in 66 consecutive polls and has been behind as better Prime Minister for 53 polls. 

The poll showed Anthony Albanese is not far behind Mr Shorten as preferred leader gaining 26 per cent support, while Tanya Plibersek received 23 per cent.

The Coalition’s primary vote dropped one point to 38 per cent while Labor’s stayed the same at 38 per cent. 

The Coalition's primary vote dropped one point to 38 per cent while Labor's stayed the same at 38 per cent. Mr Turnbull is pictured addressing the Liberal Party's State Council meeting on Saturday

The Coalition’s primary vote dropped one point to 38 per cent while Labor’s stayed the same at 38 per cent. Mr Turnbull is pictured addressing the Liberal Party’s State Council meeting on Saturday

Poll

Who’s your preferred Labor leader?

  • Bill Shorten 0 votes
  • Anthony Albanese 0 votes
  • Tanya Plibersek 0 votes
  • Other 1 votes

One Nation increased its support by two-points from six to eight per cent of the vote, while Greens vote remained unchanged at nine percent. 

The Newspoll also showed 63 percent of people support the Government’s plan for corporate tax cuts.  

The negative result for Mr Shorten comes in the wake of the citizenship crisis which forced four Labor MP’s to quit.  

Mr Shorten and Turnbull will face a test to their popularity at a super Saturday of five by-elections being held on July 28. 

Elections will be held in four states in the seats of Perth, Fremantle, Mayo, Longman and Braddon. 

Mr Shorten (pictured with wife Chloe) slipped two points as preferred Prime Minister to 30 per cent

Mr Shorten (pictured with wife Chloe) slipped two points as preferred Prime Minister to 30 per cent

 

 

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