Support for Pauline Hanson is continuing to surge with her One Nation party now more popular across Australia than the Greens.
The Queensland senator’s party, which is opposed to Muslim migration, rose by one percentage point to 11 per cent in the latest Newspoll.
It came as support for the Greens dipped by one percentage point to nine per cent, putting the left-wing minor party’s support in single digits.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s support meanwhile remains in the political doghouse, with his Coalition government trailing Labor for the 14th consecutive Newspoll survey.
Tickled pink: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party is more popular than the Greens party which Senator Peter Whish-Wilson (left) belongs to
The latest survey published in The Australian on Monday has the the Coalition trailing Labor, 53 per cent to 47 per cent on a two-party-preferred basis.
Mr Turnbull’s Liberal Party is suffering from the kind of unpopularity that afflicted his predecessor Tony Abbott in 2014 and 2015, which led to the former prime minister being overthrown in a leadership coup in September 2015.
He had also cited Mr Abbott’s 30 successive Newspoll losses to justify his leadership challenge almost two years ago.
Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have an approval rating of negative 23 per cent, meaning more surveyed voters were dissatisfied than satisfied with their performances.
The latest Newspoll published on Monday in The Australian keeps Labor on 53 per cent to the coalition’s 47 per cent on a two-party-preferred basis, and marks the 14th consecutive poll where the coalition has been behind
Last week, Mr Abbott said ‘there should be no doubt’ the Labor leader will be front runner to be the next prime minister.
‘As things stand, Bill Shorten would have to be the favourite to win the next election,’ Abbott told Sydney radio’s Ray Hadley on 2GB.
Abbott said the Liberal Party should ‘never underestimate’ Shorten and despite disagreeing with his politics, says he is a ‘capable politician.’
On a primary votes, Labor’s support edged up one pip to 37 per cent while the Coalition’s primary vote was static at 36 per cent.
Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten have an approval rating of negative 23 per cent, meaning more surveyed voters were dissatisfied than satisfied with their performances
Former leader Tony Abbott said ‘there should be no doubt’ the Labor leader will be front runner to be the next prime minister