Newspoll March 16-19

Primary Vote

Election Jul 2 2016 3/6 Nov 2016 17/20 Nov 2016 1/4 Dec 2016 2/5 Feb 2017 23/26 Feb 2017 16/19 Mar 2017
Coalition 42.1% 39% 38% 39% 35% 34% 37%
Labor 34.7% 38% 38% 36% 36% 37% 35%
Greens 10.2% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 9%
One Nation 1.3% 4% 4% 5% 8% 10% 10%
Others 11.7% 9% 10% 10% 11% 9% 9%

3 per cent ‘uncommitted’ excluded

If a federal election for the House of Representatives was held today, which one of the following would you vote for? If ‘uncommitted’, to which one of these do you have a leaning?

Two party preferred

Election Jul 2 2016 3/6 Nov 2016 17/20 Nov 2016 1/4 Dec 2016 2/5 Feb 2017 23/26 Feb 2017 16/19 Mar 2017
Coalition 50.4% 47% 47% 48% 46% 45% 48%
Labor 49.6% 53% 53% 52% 54% 55% 52%

Based on preference flow at July 2016 federal election

Turnbull’s Performance

3/6 Nov 2016 17/20 Nov 2016 1/4 Dec 2016 2/5 Feb 2017 23/26 Feb 2017 16/19 Mar 2017
Satisfied 30% 34% 32% 33% 29% 30%
Dissatisfied 58% 54% 55% 54% 59% 57%
Uncommitted 12% 12% 13% 13% 12% 13%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Malcolm Turnbull is doing his job as Prime Minister?

Shorten’s Performance

3/6 Nov 2016 17/20 Nov 2016 1/4 Dec 2016 2/5 Feb 2017 23/26 Feb 2017 16/19 Mar 2017
Satisfied 36% 36% 34% 32% 30% 29%
Dissatisfied 51% 51% 51% 54% 56% 57%
Uncommitted 13% 13% 15% 14% 14% 14%

Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way Bill Shorten is doing his job as Leader of the Opposition?

Better Prime Minister

3/6 Nov 2016 17/20 Nov 2016 1/4 Dec 2016 2/5 Feb 2017 23/26 Feb 2017 16/19 Mar 2017
Turnbull 42% 43% 41% 42% 40% 43%
Shorten 32% 33% 32% 30% 33% 29%
Uncommitted 26% 24% 27% 28% 27% 28%

Who do you think would make the better Prime Minister?

These surveys were conducted in all states of Australia and in both city and country areas. The data has been weighted to reflect the population distribution. The latest survey is based on 1,819 interviews among voters. The maximum sampling error is plus or minus 2.3 percentage points. Copyright at all times remains with Newspoll.


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