Scott Morrison’s popularity increased with the reopening of internal borders, but there are lessons to be learned from the coalition’s victory on a weekend of election.
NSW Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian has announced a date when the state border to Victoria will open after more than four months of closure.
Scott Morrison’s approval rating rose to a four-month high last Newspoll. Image: NCA NewsWire / Gary RamageSource: News Corp Australia
Support for Scott Morrison has reached its highest level in four months when politicians land in Canberra for the final session of the year.
The latest Newspoll, published in The Australian, found that Mr. Morrison’s approval rating had increased two points to 66 percent, with dissatisfaction with his performance also decreasing 2 percent.
The poll covered a tumultuous time in Australian politics, including the release of the Afghan war crimes report, the escalation of trade tensions with China and the reopening of the Victorian-NSW border.
Scott Morrison’s approval has reached its highest level in four months. Image: NCA NewsWire / Gary RamageSource: News Corp Australia
Senior government sources were concerned about a possible backlash to the response to the Brereton report, particularly the removal of quotes from all special forces, according to The Australian.
But Mr Morrison has cemented his status as Australia’s prime minister of choice, building a dominant 60-28 lead over Labor leader Anthony Albanese, the biggest gap between the two leaders since September.
Mr Morrison became Newspoll’s preferred Prime Minister in April and has been a leader ever since.
Scott Morrison has extended his lead over Anthony Albanese as prime minister of choice. Image: NCA NewsWire / Gary RamageSource: News Corp Australia
Mr Albanese’s net approval rating has fallen by one point, and rumors of his leadership are buzzing following the resignation of Frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon.
But Labor power broker Murray Watt claimed Albanese was an asset in Queensland where the party will have to make amends in the next election.
« I absolutely think Anthony Albanese is the right person to put us in the election, » he said.
« It’s been difficult to travel around when you’re from Sydney this year and I think he’ll get a really good welcome when he goes to Queensland this week. The message Anthony had has a special resonance in Queensland. ”
Anthony Albanese’s net approval rating has fallen slightly as rumors of his leadership swirl. NCA NewsWire / Gary RamageSource: News Corp Australia
Labor’s primary vote rose one point to 36, but is still 43 percent behind the coalition. Both primary votes are higher than in the 2019 elections.
With the coalition suffering a 2 percent dip from 4 percent in the groom by-elections this weekend, their strategists are turning to crumbling support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation, according to The Australian.
Support for a nation has dropped to its lowest level since 2016. Image: Gary Ramage Source: News Corp Australia
A nation’s primary vote has fallen to just 2 percent, the lowest point since the 2016 elections. Your working class seems to favor Labor in Queensland.
Support for the Greens (11 percent) and other smaller parties (8 percent) remained constant.
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