Newspoll: Stagnant support for Labor, Liberals as PM prepares for Federal Budget, second anniversary

Dylan Caporn
The Nightly
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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will hope for a boost in his approval ratings from next month’s Federal Budget.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will hope for a boost in his approval ratings from next month’s Federal Budget. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

Anthony Albanese will be looking to his Federal Budget for a kickstart to both the national economy and stagnant levels of support for Labor, a Newspoll has revealed.

Ahead of next month’s Federal Budget, a new poll published in The Australian shows support for Labor remains steady, up just one point to 33 per cent — the same level as the 2022 election.

Support for the Coalition has also grown by one percentage point to 38 per cent — two points higher than in the election that saw it removed from office.

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The poll puts Labor’s persistent, narrow lead in the race between the two major parties at 51 per cent to 49 per cent.

The Greens fell one point to 12 per cent, and minor parties and independents were also down a point to 10 perc cent.

Results between Labor and the Liberals have remained close for close to six months until the Coalition closed the gap to an even 50 per cent two-party support after the failed Voice referendum in November.

Across most leadership metrics polled by Newspoll, Mr Albanese’s and Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s figures remain steady, with the Liberal leader gaining one point in the preferred Prime Minister rating.

Mr Albanese still has a 13 per cent lead in the leadership rating, while his net approval is negative six points.

Mr Dutton holds a negative 15 net approval with voters.

The next election must be held before May next year.

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