Anthony Albanese records highest satisfaction result for Australian prime minister in latest newspole poll
Anthony Albanese has recorded the highest satisfaction result for an Australian prime minister so far with more than half of the public “satisfied” with the Labor leader.
The first newspaper since the May 21 federal election showed Mr Albanese’s satisfaction rating sitting at 61 percent after the first few months in the top post.
According to The Australian, this is the highest poll result for a prime minister since the question was asked in 1985 under the Hawke government.
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In comparison, former Australian leader Kevin Rudd was the first with a rating of 59 per cent, while Mr Albanese’s predecessor Scott Morrison reported a satisfaction result 10 points lower at 51 per cent.
Other prime ministers, such as John Howard and Bob Hawke, recorded high satisfaction surveys in the 50s around the same time frame.
Australians also began with Mr Albanese’s efforts under his leadership, with Labor increasing the primary vote from 32.6 per cent to 37 per cent.
But support for the coalition has dropped nearly three points from 35.7 percent to 33 percent since the federal election.
This is the lowest primary result since the change in leadership from Malcolm Turnbull to Mr Morrison in 2018.
Mr Albanese has extended his lead as the preferred prime minister to a 59-25 lead over new Liberal leader Peter Dutton.
This is the biggest margin recorded since 2008.
The poll results showed that the opposition leader recorded a satisfaction rating of 37 percent and dissatisfaction at 41 percent.
Labor’s two-party choice also increased significantly, with support rising from 52.1 percent to 56-44 compared to an election result of 47.9 percent.
But combined support for smaller parties and independents, which has increased this election, is sitting at 30 percent, a little less than on polling day.
The greens have remained stable even after falling from 0.2 per cent to 12 per cent.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has risen to six percent, while Clive Palmer’s United Party has dropped two points to two percent.
Newspoll surveyed 1,508 residents across the country between July 27 and July 30.