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Newspoll shows govt support dips in Qld

AAP logoAAP 25/12/2016

The Turnbull government has suffered a five per cent swing against it in Queensland in the six months since the election, the latest Newspoll shows.

A demographic analysis of Newspoll surveys taken for The Australian in the December quarter also reveals a sharp swing against the government in Western Australia.

The analysis of 8508 voters in surveys from October to December shows Labor has made smaller gains in NSW and Victoria but lost ground in South Australia.

It shows support for the government in capital cities is unchanged since the election, but support in the rest of the country has fallen 3.7 per cent in two-party terms.

The analysis reveals Labor has jumped ahead of the coalition in Queensland to hold a lead of 51 per cent to 49 per cent in two-party terms, a five per cent swing from the coalition's 54-46 per cent share of the vote in the election.

In WA the analysis shows a 3.7 per cent swing against the coalition in two-party terms, narrowing the government's lead to 51 per cent to Labor's 49 per cent.

Labor's strongest vote is in Victoria where it is ahead by 53 to 47 per cent in two-party terms and it's also ahead in NSW 52 to 48 per cent and in South Australia by 51 to 49 per cent.

While Mr Turnbull's personal ratings were worse than Mr Shorten's in every state and across city and country voters, but he outranked the Labor leader in every jurisdiction as better PM.

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