Latest poll shows growing support for Turnbull government

Latest poll shows growing support for Turnbull government

Rhe federal government has received another boost in the latest opinion pools, under the leadership of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Today’s Fairfax-Ipsos poll shows the Coalition’s primary vote has soared seven points since August, to 45 per cent

Meanwhile Labor’s support has plummeted over the same period, from 36 per cent down to 30 per cent.

In the two party preferred stakes, the government leads Labor 53 per cent 47 per cent.

It’s the first time the Coalition has been ahead of Labor in the Fairfax-Ipsos poll since March 2014.

Mr Turnbull is also well clear of Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as preferred Prime Minister, 67 per cent to 21 per cent.

But Senior Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor says the Opposition is not concerned by the polls, and a boost for the Coalition was always expected under a new leader.

“We’re not all surprised that there’s been an increase in government support, that would have come if pretty much anyone replaced Tony Abbott after what has been two years of real problems for the government,” Mr O’Connor told Sky News.

“It just means that Labor has to put its arguments and ensure it keeps announcing policies that I think underline that we have a plan for the future for the country.”

The poll also shows a fall in support for the Greens, down to 14 per cent from its peak of 17 per cent earlier in the year.

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