The Australian reports the latest Newspoll has Labor’s two-party lead steady at 56-44. Kevin Rudd’s preferred prime minister rating is up four points to 65 per cent, and Malcolm Turnbull’s is down one to 21 per cent. More to follow.
Also today was the latest weekly Essential Research survey, which has the Labor lead widening from 58-42 to 60-40. Also featured: how important are the following issues in deciding how you would vote at a Federal election? which party do you think best at handling them; the global financial crisis; climate change; and a broad-brush question on independent Senators and government legislation.