Newspoll Australia: Coalition and ALP 50/50

NEWSPOLL AUSTRALIA: Deadlock as Coalition and ALP split 50/50, PM’s honeymoon ends, by Phillip Hudson. Turnbull’s personal ratings falls to a four-month low.

Government MPs have been astonished by the performance of the Treasurer, including a poorly received speech to the National Press Club last week and a series of talkback radio interviews in which he was blasted for lacking vision.

Labor will be buoyed by support for its negative-gearing plan announced by Bill Shorten and Chris Bowen last week to restrict from July next year all future tax breaks to new housing, but not change existing arrangements.

The poll of 1807 voters taken from Thursday to Sunday found 47 per cent in favour of Labor’s negative-gearing plan, with 31 per cent opposed and 22 per cent undecided.