National

Labor closes gap on coalition in Newspoll

By AAP Newswire

The coalition and Labor are even in two-party preferred terms, a turnaround in the ALP's fortunes coming as Prime Minister Scott Morrison battles the drought and a faltering economy.

The government's billion-dollar drought relief package has not tracked through to the voters interviewed for the latest Newspoll in The Australian on Monday.

Labor's primary vote has risen two points to 35 per cent despite a damning review into its loss in the May election while the coalitions dropped to 40 per cent, down two points.

Mr Morrison remains the preferred prime minister. Net satisfaction with his leadership was at 46 per cent despite a slight dip while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese's rating rose to 42 per cent.

The Newspoll, based on 1682 voters across the country in urban and regional areas, was carried out between Thursday and Sunday.