Governments rarely experience a big bounce after budgets - and this year's seems to be no exception.
The government has failed to get any electoral “bounce” from last week's budget, despite it being widely seen as good for the economy, according to Newspoll.
Scott Morrison's popularity is holding firm against a troubled vaccine rollout and controversies about the treatment of women.
After a terrible few weeks, the prime minister's approval rating has plunged. Meanwhile, a redistribution sees Victoria gain a seat and WA lose one.
Scott Morrison's approval has taken a sizeable hit in a Newspoll showing Labor maintaining its 52-48% two-party lead.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's strong ratings in the Newspoll and Essential poll suggest the slow vaccine rollout and anger among women might not be hurting the government yet.
Labor has hit the front in Newspoll, with a 52-48% two-party lead.
One analyst describes Labor's lead in WA as "scarcely possible", while new focus on sexual assault at Parliament House has not had an impact on the latest federal Newspoll.
Australia's COVID vaccination program has begun with Scott Morrison joining a small group of recipients in a carefully orchestrated event,
There is good news and bad news for Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the first Newspoll for 2021.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.
Newspoll showed most people approved of the Coalition's budget, with 42% saying it would be good for the economy and 49% saying Labor wouldn't have delivered a better alternative.
The Coalition government has seen a bounce in its primary vote. Meanwhile, polls continue to point to a victory for Joe Biden in the US, but there is still a long way to go until November 3.
Labor had its best results in the Newspoll since late April, perhaps reflecting how people view Morrison's handling of the aged care-coronavirus debacle.
Scott Morrison continues to have a good pandemic, at least according to the polls, while the gap between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the US narrows, with Biden maintaining a significant lead.
Voters appear to be holding state premiers responsible for coronavirus case surges, rather than the federal government.
Labor's Kristy McBain is leading in the closely-watched byelection for the marginal NSW seat.
Morrison's approval rating was at 68% in the latest Newspoll, while 27% of respondents were dissatisfied. His soaring popularity, though, hasn't boosted the Coalition as much as would be expected.
The prime minister's approval ratings and the two-party preferred vote come closer to alignment, while Donald Trump still faces an uphill battle in November if economic doldrums continue.
An "outlier" poll suggests most people approve of the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, but remain distrustful of the government's performance more broadly.