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Scott Morrison has pulled ahead of Anthony Albanese as preferred prime minister but Labor remains in poll position despite a further fall in popular support, the latest Newspoll shows.
The Newspoll conducted for The Australian on the eve of the election campaign shows Labor’s primary vote has dropped a point to 37 per cent on top of a three-point fall last week.
The coalition’s primary vote remains unchanged on a low 36 per cent.
The shift in underlying support for Labor has resulted in a one-point gain for the coalition on a two-party-preferred basis with Labor ahead 53-47.
Mr Morrison has pulled ahead of the Labor leader as the better prime minister, the Newspoll shows.
Mr Albanese fell three points to 39 per cent while Mr Morrison rose a point to 44 per cent.
The Greens remain unchanged on 10 per cent, with One Nation level on 3 per cent, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party lifting a point to 4 per cent and “others” recording 10 per cent for the third poll in a row.
The poll of 1506 voters was conducted across Australia between April 6 and 9.