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Australian PM support at a new low: Poll

Australian PM support at a new low: PollSupport for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fallen to a fresh low, the first Newspoll since the election showed.

The survey of 1,696 Australians found that only 34 percent supported Turnbull, 6 points down since the 2 July election. It is the lowest level since he ousted former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in September 2014.

Dissatisfaction with Turnbull is up five points since election day to 52%.

But Turnbull remains preferred prime minister compared with the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, on 43% to 32%.

The support for the Coalition has also slipped since the election eight weeks ago, giving the government and Labor 50-50 results.

The Coalition’s primary vote has declined from 42.1% to 41%. Labor’s primary vote has risen to 36% from 34.7% on election day.

“You will drive yourself crazy if you start worrying about polls at the start of the political term,” Barnaby Joyce, the deputy prime minister, told the Nine Network on Tuesday, refearing to the poll.
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