Coalition Confidence Despite Poor Polling

Monday, February 11th, 2019

A senior government minister believes opinion polls will “tighten” as we move closer to the federal election.

The latest Newspoll published in The Australian has Labor retaining its 53 to 47 per cent lead over the coalition, two-party preferred.

That’s despite the government claiming Labor would threaten national security and raise taxes, if it wins office.

Cabinet minister Mathias Cormann says there’s still more work to do.

“The election is sometime in May; there are a lot of conversations to be had between now and then with the Australian people,” says Mr Cormann. “I think what you will find is that [as] more and more Australians become aware of the negative impact on them and on Australia of Bill Shorten’s agenda, the polls will continue to tighten.”

Scott Morrison still leads Mr Shorten as preferred prime minister.

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