PM is down but not out: ScoMo hit by another horror poll – but the biggest Newspoll blow isn’t to Labor OR the Liberals
- The primary vote of both the Coalition and Labor remains steady
- Greens’ primary vote falls to its lowest level since September 2012
Scott Morrison’s government remains stuck in an election-losing position in the latest Newspoll after a fortnight of infighting, leaks and instability – but it’s the Greens that have gone backwards the most.
Mr Morrison’s Liberal-National Coalition’s primary vote is polling at 34 per cent, according to The Australian newspaper’s latest survey.
Labor’s primary vote also remained stable at an election winning position of 41 per cent, though there has been a drop in approval for its leader Anthony Albanese.
The Greens, though, has suffered its biggest fall in support in almost a decade.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) during Question Time in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, February 10, 2022. Behind him is National Party leader Barnaby Joyce
The minor party’s base has fallen from 11 per cent down to eight per cent, its lowest primary vote since September 2012.
The Greens campaign so far has been based around people voting for a hung parliament at the election due by the end of May, a result it hopes would make it kingmakers.
But that is unlikely to happen if its share of the vote does not bounce back between now and election day.
The fall in the Greens’ primary vote is not mirrored among other minor parties or independents.
With its huge advertising budget, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party has increased its primary to a record high of 14 per cent.
The base support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has stayed steady at 3 per cent in the poll.
Labor’s seven point primary vote lead remains its biggest margin over the Coalition since August 2018, which followed a Liberal leadership change and former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s resignation.
Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese (pictured). Labor remains in an election winning lead in the latest Newspoll
But the fall in the Greens’ share of the primary vote means a corresponding fall in its preference flows, which affects Labor far more than the Coalition.
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