The latest polls conducted by The Australian and Fairfax Media have revealed a cutthroat competition between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Two polls have been conducted prior to the critical parliamentary sitting of the MPS on Monday to find out the position where the present ruling and opposition parties were currently standing.
The Australian’s Newspoll has revealed the support for Labor as leading at 51 percent, which is more than the 49 percent for the Coalition. Newspoll neither found any change in the Coalition’s primary vote proportion of 41 percent nor discovered any change in Labor’s primary vote proportion of 36 percent. The opinion polls were collected from 1,628 voters over the weekend.
On the other hand, Fairfax Media’s Ipsos opinion poll unveiled the equal share between the coalition and opposition with a 50-50 share of speculated votes in July’s double-dissolution election.
Newspoll showed the Greens’ primary votes share also remained the same at 11 percent along with other parties and independent representatives remain at 12 percent. Ipsos poll has witnessed a narrower approach than the November 2015 elections that kept Coalition ahead with 56 percent while Labor followed with 44 percent.
Newspoll showed Turnbull as the preferred leader of Australia with 46 percent, which was down by one point. Shorten, meanwhile, gained one point to 28 percent for preference as the prime minister. On the other hand, Ipsos revealed that 54 percent people preferred Turnbull to be the PM while only 27 percent want Shorten to become the top leader of the nation. Turnbull’s PM preference was down by 10 percent point since March.
News.com.au stated that the Newspoll survey indicated the further reduction in the rate of satisfaction with Malcolm Turnbull’s performance to 36 percent, a drop of two percent. This is the fifth time in a row where the current prime minister’s performance satisfactory rate was challenged in the poll. The satisfactory rate in the case of Shorten was also lower by one percent, down to 31 percent.
The Federal MPs, along with the senators, have planned to move to Canberra for a special parliamentary meet where a law will be passed to ensure the restoration of the Australian Building and Construction Commission as well as the registered organisational legislations. In case the bills are not supported, Turnbull is believed to possibly ask Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove to dissolve both the houses and head towards federal elections on July 2. 2016.