Newspoll: Albanese struggling for support

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese is struggling to win over male voters and blue-collar workers, an analysis of Newspolls shows.

The analysis conducted for The Weekend Australian breaks down surveys conducted between August 26 and November 28 based on state, gender, education, income and religion.

The Coalition leads Labor on a two-party-preferred split of 51 to 49 per cent, with the government commanding a primary vote of 43 per cent to Labor’s 35 per cent.

The analysis breaks down 8123 interviews and shows Labor trailing the Coalition in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

Between August and November, Australian men backed the Coalition over Labor 44 to 34 per cent on primary vote, the Newspoll analysis shows.

Almost 60 per cent of male voters supported Scott Morrison as the better prime minister ahead of Mr Albanese on 31 per cent.

Female voters supported the Coalition 41 to 36 per cent on primary votes but on a two-party-preferred basis Labor holds a two-point advantage.

The analysis also showed women support Mr Morrison over Mr Albanese as preferred prime minister by 57 to 26 per cent, with 17 per cent uncommitted.

Looking at voter sentiment by education level, Australians rated Mr Morrison’s performance better than Mr Albanese’s including 66 per cent of voters without tertiary qualifications.

In contrast, Mr Albanese attracted an approval rating of 38 per cent with 42 per cent dissatisfied.

Mr Morrison holds significant primary vote leads among Australians earning more than $50,000.

Labor trails the Coalition by seven points in the $50,000-$99,000 category, 11 points among households with incomes of between $100,000 and $149,000 and 17 points in the $150,000-and-over bracket.

Of the 3771 surveyed voters who identified as Christian, the Coalition leads Labor 52 to 31 per cent on primary vote. Labor holds a four-point lead among non-faith voters.

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