Scott Morrison leads Bill Shorten at 48- 38 as preferred prime.
The result will be a major fillip to government MPs, who are hoping the revival of the boats issue will swing public opinion in the Coalition's direct.
As the year come to an end, all the polls are giving a significant two-party preferred lead to the federal Labor Party.
The latest Fairfax-Ipsos and Essential polls give a strong lead to Labor, with some interesting – and variable - detail on the attributes voters see in the leaders of the two major parties.
The Coalition has clawed back some support since the early days after Malcolm Turnbull was ousted as prime minister.
The latest polls are a mixed bag for the Morrison government: there were gains in primary and two-party preferred vote, but the polls still have Labor in an election-winning position.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll gives Labor a 53-47 lead, a two-point gain for the Coalition since mid-August.
Fairfax Ipsos gives Labor another win on two-party preferred, albeit with weird primary vote numbers, while the Labor party in Victoria has another poll win just over two months ahead of the state election.
The latest Fairfax Ipsos poll has brought bad news for Malcolm Turnbul - and good news for Bill Shorten.
The latest polls show the government's internal divisions are taking their toll- and some of its members are seriously out of step with the general public on energy policy.
Malcolm Turnbull sits with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang as they watch an AFL game.
The Turnbull government trails Labor 45-55% on the two-party vote in the Fairfax Ipsos poll.
Malcolm Turnbull tours Josef Chromy wines in the seat of Bass in Launceston on Friday.
The start of the election campaign has not shifted the two-party vote, with the Coalition continuing to lead Labor 51-49% in the Fairfax Ipsos poll published on Saturday.
Australia’s system of compulsory voting makes the pollsters’ job much easier than under voluntary voting.
Final pre-election Australian polls have usually been accurate, at least on primary votes.
Malcolm Turnbull retains a strong lead as preferred prime minister in both polls – 51-29% in Ipsos and 49-27% in Newspoll.
As the 2016 election campaign formally begins, new polling shows Scott Morrison’s budget has failed to inspire and the government and Labor are locked in a close race. The Fairfax Ipsos poll has the Coalition…
While a major tax switch is now not on, Scott Morrison is still heavily focused on the challenge of bracket creep.
Fairfax-Ipsos’ first poll of 2016 has the government ahead 52-48% on the two-party vote and Malcolm Turnbull leading Bill Shorten 64-19% as preferred prime minister. While the numbers for the Coalition…
Newspoll found that Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s second budget was the best received in seven years.
Last week's giveaway budget has received the thumbs up from voters and boosted Tony Abbott's personal rating.