Malcolm Turnbull trails as Labor and One Nation rise
LABOR has cemented its gains in voter support after weeks of argument over school funding and energy security, with the latest Newspoll showing the Coalition continues to trail Labor by 47 to 53 per cent in two-party-preferred terms.
The Australian reports that the latest survey shows Labor has kept its lead since the last poll three weeks ago to produce the same TPP 47-53 result in three consecutive Newspolls.
Mr Turnbull retains his lead over Mr Shorten as better prime minister, leading by 44 to 31 per cent, but both leaders saw their individual ratings decline.
Labor's support rose from 36 to 37 per cent compared to the last survey, while support for the Greens slipped from 10 to 9 per cent.
The Coalition's primary vote was steady at 36 per cent, the same result in five consecutive Newspolls.
However, Pauline Hanson's One Nation saw its primary vote increase from 9 to 11 per cent in the biggest change for any party in the new survey, according to the paper.
The poll comes after the government released a controversial report from Chief Scientist Alan Finkel on a clean energy target, unveiled stricter citizenship laws and edged closer to a deal in the Senate on an $18.6 billion school funding package.