Is the honeymoon over? Labor and LNP locked in a tie after latest poll

It seems Malcolm Turnbull’s ride down easy street is over, with the Coalition and Labor locked in a tie after
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It seems Malcolm Turnbull’s ride down easy street is over, with the Coalition and Labor locked in a tie after the latest Newspoll.

The government has enjoyed a continuous stream of popularity since Mr Turnbull took over from Tony Abbott in September last year. Now though, a poll by The Australian has revealed that both parties are tied at 50 per cent each.

It comes off the back of a chaotic three weeks for the Coalition, which saw the government retract its proposal for a GST increase, Warren Truss quit as Deputy PM and be replaced by new Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, Stuart Robert resign over a travel scandal, and Mr Turnbull reshuffle is cabinet once again.

The government’s drop in popularity was evenly spread among Labor, the Greens and independent parties with each gaining one point in the poll.

The poll is a huge blow to the government who are trying to organise their policies in the face of a looming federal election. Labor released their election promises last week, with many voters praising them for their plan to restrict tax breaks on new housing from July next year, if they were to win the election.

The one bright spark of hope for the government is that Mr Turnbull is still the preferred prime minister, with voters remaining cool on Bill Shorten.

Mr Turnbull is sitting comfortably at 55 per cent, will Mr Shorten is at 21 per cent.

Who is your preferred prime minister? Why do you think the government has dropped so much in popularity?

  1. Libbi Elliot

    People are waking up, many got dazzled by Turnbull’s smile and he such a relief from Abbott’s doom and gloom. everyone is starting to realize that The Liberal Party still have the same terrible policy’s. And days of voting for the leader are over after 5 PM’S in 5 years, we all know the leader never lasts

    • Leanna Stephenson

      Michael Sam Ryan, you vote for the Party, the party elects the leader, it has never changed, only a fool votes for the leader, you should vote on Policy and your local MP.

    • Denise Knight

      No the people don’t ever choose the leader, the party does. Trouble is NO party seems to have the committed intelligent representatives to choose from.

  2. Libbi Elliot

    People are waking up, many got dazzled by Turnbull’s smile and he such a relief from Abbott’s doom and gloom. everyone is starting to realize that The Liberal Party still have the same terrible policy’s. And days of voting for the leader are over after 5 PM’S in 5 years, we all know the leader never lasts

    • Leanna Stephenson

      Michael Sam Ryan, you vote for the Party, the party elects the leader, it has never changed, only a fool votes for the leader, you should vote on Policy and your local MP.

    • Denise Knight

      No the people don’t ever choose the leader, the party does. Trouble is NO party seems to have the committed intelligent representatives to choose from.

    • Libbi Elliot

      The leader is cannon fodder, the man or woman at the top always gets blamed from the party’s short comings, it has always been this way but in the last 10 years they seem to be all poll driven. We don’t vote for the leader of any party, we vote for the party itself, and they vote on who they want to lead it. and age over 60 Michael Sam Ryan , you should know that

    • Bronwyn Ferguson

      he should be worried….he is just as disappointing as his predecessor …..and people may be fooled once….we voters should think very carefully before we vote…and I for one will be voting for the ones that put the ordinary back bone of Australia first….

    • Carmel Schroen

      Leanna Stephenson the party elects their leader prior to an election, most voters vote for the local candidate in the hopes that leader and the policies he/she espouses will win and we know our further PM prior to the election. For parties to change leaders in Goverement that is to change the PM is to destablize the Goverement as is the case now. Yes we do put 1 on the local person in the hope of what I have said.so to say we do not vote for the PM is not exactly correct.

    • Leanna Stephenson

      Carmel Schroen wake up, it is their decision who leads the party they are members of, did you think ALP voters were dancing in the streets with Rudd and Gillard? But we had to accept that was how things are done and if you are pinning for Abbott , suck it up, it is out of your control

    • Libbi Elliot

      don’t even bother telling us Carmel Schroen we lived it 3 time Rudd Gillard then Rudd. We have as much sympathy for you as you have for us.. none

  3. Libbi Elliot

    People are waking up, many got dazzled by Turnbull’s smile and he such a relief from Abbott’s doom and gloom. everyone is starting to realize that The Liberal Party still have the same terrible policy’s. And days of voting for the leader are over after 5 PM’S in 5 years, we all know the leader never lasts

    • Leanna Stephenson

      Michael Sam Ryan, you vote for the Party, the party elects the leader, it has never changed, only a fool votes for the leader, you should vote on Policy and your local MP.

    • Denise Knight

      No the people don’t ever choose the leader, the party does. Trouble is NO party seems to have the committed intelligent representatives to choose from.

    • Libbi Elliot

      The leader is cannon fodder, the man or woman at the top always gets blamed from the party’s short comings, it has always been this way but in the last 10 years they seem to be all poll driven. We don’t vote for the leader of any party, we vote for the party itself, and they vote on who they want to lead it. and age over 60 Michael Sam Ryan , you should know that

    • Bronwyn Ferguson

      he should be worried….he is just as disappointing as his predecessor …..and people may be fooled once….we voters should think very carefully before we vote…and I for one will be voting for the ones that put the ordinary back bone of Australia first….

    • Carmel Schroen

      Leanna Stephenson the party elects their leader prior to an election, most voters vote for the local candidate in the hopes that leader and the policies he/she espouses will win and we know our further PM prior to the election. For parties to change leaders in Goverement that is to change the PM is to destablize the Goverement as is the case now. Yes we do put 1 on the local person in the hope of what I have said.so to say we do not vote for the PM is not exactly correct.

    • Leanna Stephenson

      Carmel Schroen wake up, it is their decision who leads the party they are members of, did you think ALP voters were dancing in the streets with Rudd and Gillard? But we had to accept that was how things are done and if you are pinning for Abbott , suck it up, it is out of your control

    • Libbi Elliot

      don’t even bother telling us Carmel Schroen we lived it 3 time Rudd Gillard then Rudd. We have as much sympathy for you as you have for us.. none

    • Trish Daley

      Well said Leanna and Libbi, some people can’t see past the end of their nose when it comes to politics.

    • Trevor Perry

      And all this so he can give his mates and self another big fat payrise rotten mongrels they really bloody are i hate the lying barstards i tell ya dig ya noses deeper in the trough and hope ya bloody drown ya lying pricks

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