Abbott popular in NSW while Shorten up in Queensland

SUPPORT for Prime Minister Tony Abbott is on the rise in NSW, South Australia and Western Australia but Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is making strong gains in Queensland and dominates Victoria.

The latest Newspoll, published in The Australian on Tuesday, shows the coalition's primary vote up two points to 39%, the opposition down a point to 35%, and the Greens remain steady at 12%.

The poll, based on a sample of 6900 voters, reveals Labor is down a point on a two-party preferred basis to 52% while the coalition is up a point on 48%.

Mr Shorten leads Mr Abbott 39% to 38% as preferred Prime Minister.

The September quarter demographic analysis shows men and voters aged over 50 have become the Prime Minister's main supporters, while the Opposition Leader's strongest backers are women and under 35s. - APN NEWSDESK.



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