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Latest Newspoll shows Coalition’s popularity slipping

The Coalition’s popularity is slipping.

The latest Newspoll in the Australian shows Labor leads the Coalition 54 to 46 on a two-party preferred basis.

The Coalition’s primary vote has fallen four points, to 35, while Labor remains unchanged at 36.

The first Newspoll of the year showed voters were increasingly placing their trust in minor parties, such as One Nation.

The poll found 29 per cent of people wouldn’t give their first Lower House preference to Labor or the Coalition.

Neil Mitchell spoke with long-time Liberal campaign strategist Toby Ralph to try and find out why Malcolm Turnbull’s popularity was slipping.

‘He’s lost ground in the polls because he’s not doing anything,’ Mr Ralph said.

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