Anthony Albanese hits new low in personal approval, as poll shows voters deserting Labor and Liberals

Dylan Caporn
The Nightly
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Voter satisfaction with Anthony Albanese has hit a new low, with the Prime Minister’s net approval slipping into negative double digits for the first time this term.
Voter satisfaction with Anthony Albanese has hit a new low, with the Prime Minister’s net approval slipping into negative double digits for the first time this term. Credit: Martin Ollman/News Corp Australia

Voter satisfaction with Anthony Albanese has hit a new low, with the Prime Minister’s net approval slipping into negative double digits for the first time this term.

In the latest Resolve Political Monitor, Mr Albanese’s net approval — the difference between voters satisfied and dissatisfied with his performance in recent weeks — has fallen by five points, to negative 11.

It comes as Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s net approval climbed from negative 10 to minus 8.

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The new figures come as satisfaction with the Prime Minister has slowly fallen over his first two years in power in the Resolve Political Monitor — in his first poll since coming to government, more than 60 per cent of voters rated his performance as good or very good.

In just 18 months, that figure has almost halved, now sitting at 37 per cent.

The Coalition has also extended its lead amongst voters as the most trusted on the key issues of the economy and immigration.

Despite the difference, Mr Albanese still leads Mr Dutton by 10 points as preferred Prime Minister — 40 per cent to the Liberal leader’s 30 per cent.

Ahead of the next election, due before May next year, both political parties have seen their vote drop, with Labor shedding two points on primary support to 32 per cent, and the LNP losing two points to bring them to 35 per cent.

Both the Greens and One Nation have seen their primary support lift.

The numbers come after a Newspoll showed Labor’s vote slipping, and a narrowing gap with Peter Dutton’s Liberals.

Labor’s two-party preferred vote dropping to 51 per cent, compared to 49 per cent — a one-point change for both sides in the poll published on Monday.

Labor’s primary vote dropped by one point to 32 per cent, while the Coalition’s support grew by a point to 37 per cent.

Both polls come during the final sitting week of Federal Parliament before May’s federal budget, and during ongoing debates about the cost-of-living crisis, and Labor’s response to the release of immigration detainees.

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