Anthony Albanese’s government has taken another hit with the Coalition now leading in support from the Australian public – with political commentators saying Labor needs to get its act together.
The Coalition now leads 50.5 per cent to Labor which has fallen to 49.5 per cent, according to a recent Roy Morgan survey.
Political editor for news.com.au Samantha Maiden said because the election was still significantly far away, Labor likely wouldn’t be ‘freaking out’ about the recent polls just yet.
‘We don’t know where they’re going to be but it would certainly be something that would make some people in the Labor party take a bit of a gulp and have a bit of a think what have they achieved this year,’ she told Sunrise on Tuesday morning.
Anthony Albanese ‘s government has taken another hit with the Coalition now leading in support from the Australian public – with political commentators saying Labor needs to get its act together
Anthony Albanese is pictured in happier times at an intimate dinner with girlfriend Jodie Haydon in 2020
‘They stuffed up the referendum. That didn’t work. Anthony Albanese expended a lot of political power and time on that and it just didn’t work and now they’ve got all these problems with interest rates and inflation.’
Maiden added while she didn’t think Labor would be a one-term party, they needed to ‘get their act together’.
Natalie Barr said it appeared the ‘honeymoon’ period with Mr Albanese was well and truly over.
Journalist and columnist Justin Smith said he’d be surprised if the polls weren’t showing a drop in support for the Albanese government.
Political editor for news.com.au Samantha Maiden (left) joined Sunrise host Natalie Barr and journalist Justin Smith (right) on Tuesday morning
‘I mean, they have had a shocking few months with the Voice then what’s happened in the High Court,’ he said.
‘If that didn’t drop you’d be questioning whether the polling is accurate or not.’
Roy Morgan’s recent results match the low point the Albanese Government reached following the defeat of the Voice to Parliament referendum last month, when all Australian states resoundingly voted No to the proposed constitutional change.
Labor’s slump in the polls also coincides with the controversial High Court ruling to release 93 asylum seekers, some of whom are convicted criminals.
It is the third straight week of declines for the government.
On primary vote, the Coalition is now on 37.5 per cent, up 1 per cent from a week ago, and significantly ahead of the ALP on 29.5 per cent, down 0.5 per cent.
Support for the Greens is sitting at 13.5 per cent, up 0.5 per cent, while support for One Nation is also up 0.5 per cent to 6.5 per cent.
The survey on federal voting intention was based on 1,401 Australians from November 13-19.