The federal coalition continues to lead Labor in the latest Newspoll although its advance has been narrowly pared from the last survey.
On a two-party-preferred basis, the government is in front 52 per cent to 48 per cent for the opposition, the poll published in The Australian on Monday found.
But this is off a high three weeks ago when the split was 53-47, although the change was within the survey’s margin of error.
On the primary vote measure, Labor is on 33 per cent against 43 per cent for the government.
On a preferred prime minister basis, Scott Morrison was on 60 per cent against 25 per cent for Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
The poll surveyed 1509 voters across capital cities and the regions between Wednesday and Saturday.