Newspoll Shows Morrison Honeymoon Period Is Over

The honeymoon seems to be over for Scott Morrison, with the prime minister and the coalition slipping in the latest Newspoll.

Morrison still leads Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister 43 percent to 35 but his lead has been whittled down to eight points. His personal approval rating has fallen into negative territory, with 44 percent of voters dissatisfied and 41 percent satisfied with his performance.

The coalition's primary vote is back where it was a month ago at 36 percent, lower than the last Newspoll of Turnbull's tenure, and it trails Labor 46 to 54, the poll published in The Australian on Sunday night shows.

The Greens' primary vote has dropped to nine percent, losing two points, while One Nation is still on six percent.

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Morrison's net rating of negative three percent dropped 10 points from an all-time high of seven percent a fortnight ago.

His predecessor Malcolm Turnbull maintained a negative approval rating in all but one poll after the 2016 election.

Bill Shorten improved his net approval rating to negative 13 percent and also closed the gap on preferred prime minister to eight points.

The weighted poll of 1646 voters from across the nation was taken between Thursday and Sunday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percent.

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