[The Conversation/ Australia] Labor gains clear Newspoll lead during Sydney lockdown, but will the economy save the Coalition?

  • This week’s Newspoll, conducted July 14-17 from a sample of 1,506, gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for Labor since the previous Newspoll three weeks ago. This is the biggest Labor Newspoll lead for this parliamentary term.
  • Primary votes were 39% Coalition (down two), 39% Labor (up two), 10% Greens (down one) and 3% One Nation (steady). Figures are from The Poll Bludger. This is Morrison’s worst net approval since the COVID pandemic began.
  • While the Coalition is doing badly now, the next election is not required until May 2022. The economy gives the Coalition good reason to be optimistic about the next election. In June, the unemployment rate dropped 0.2% to 4.9%, the lowest it has been for ten years.

Link: https://theconversation.com/labor-gains-clear-newspoll-lead-during-sydney-lockdown-but-will-the-economy-save-the-coalition-164557

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