2022 Federal Election: In the campaign’s first Newspoll, Scott Morrison faces Anthony Albanese as Prime Minister of choice

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Scott Morrison has preceded Anthony Albanese as Prime Minister of choice, but Labor remains in the polls despite a further decline in popular support, the latest Newspoll shows.

The Newsletter performed for the Australian on the eve of the election campaign, Labor’s primary vote has fallen by one point to 37 percent, on top of a three-point drop last week.

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The coalition’s primary vote remains unchanged at a low 36 percent.

The shift in underlying support for Labor has resulted in a one-point gain for the bipartisan coalition, with Labor leading 53-47.

Morrison has preceded the Labor leader as the better prime minister, according to the Newspoll.

Albanian fell three points to 39 percent, while Morrison rose one point to 44 percent.

The Greens remain unchanged at 10 percent, with the One Nation level at 3 percent, Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party rose one point to 4 percent and ‘others’ rose 10 percent for the third poll in a row.

The poll of 1,506 voters was conducted across Australia between April 6 and 9.

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Morrison has begun his reelection bid along the south coast of NSW, while Albanian has landed in Tasmania.

The prime minister flew to Nowra on Sunday afternoon after announcing the election in Canberra, targeting Gilmore’s marginal seat, which is occupied by Labor by a narrow margin of 2.6 percent.

The region was one of the hardest hit by the Black Summer wildfires in 2019/20, after which recovery from the pandemic stalled.

Former NSW Secretary of State Andrew Constance – who drew national attention for his response to the fires – hopes to win the seat back to Fiona Phillips Liberals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison begins his reelection bid along NSW’s south coast. Credit: MONKEY

Morrison will announce $40 million in local road improvements in the Shoalhaven region while selling his government’s economic credentials.

“Australia’s economic recovery is world-leading, and investments like this, here in Shoalhaven, will continue to create local jobs and push our record low unemployment rate down,” he said.

Meanwhile, Albanian took his traveling contingent to Tasmania after the starting gun was fired as he prepared to campaign in the Liberal occupied seat of Bass, instilling Labour’s mantra for a brighter future.

Bass is being held by a 0.4 percent margin by outspoken backbencher Bridget Archer, who spoke against the government on a federal integrity commission and is one of the moderates who spoke out against parts of the government’s religious discrimination law.

Labor will use the first full day of the campaign to announce better care for children with hearing loss and pledge $1.5 million to fund the development of the HearHub digital platform, an online service that provides hearing testing and support for families. will deliver.

It will also establish two new Shepherd Centers, running the platform, in Launceston and Hobart with $2.5 million in funding.

“Children with hearing loss deserve the best possible start in life and the best possible care and support – wherever they live,” said Mr Albanese.

“A Labor government will ensure that our children are taken care of, be it digital or on-the-ground support services. Not a single child is left behind.”

Opposition leader Anthony Albanian.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese to announce better care for children with hearing loss. Credit: MONKEY

The Deputy Prime Minister is also in the regions, announcing the opening of a major infrastructure project in northern Victoria, about an hour outside Shepparton.

Barnaby Joyce says the opening of the Echuca-Moama River crossing will transform the local economy and give a major boost to the freight industry.

The bridge connects the Murray Valley Highway in Echuca, Victoria, to the Cobb Highway in Moama, NSW.

“The new crossing of the Campaspe and Murray rivers will improve traffic flow and reduce operating costs for the freight industry by supporting heavy and oversized vehicles that are limited in use of the existing Murray River Bridge,” said Mr Joyce.

“Projects like this will propel our economy into the future by supporting the industries that produce and sell the products that make our country richer and stronger.”


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