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PM, Albanese lose ground in Newspoll

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Support for both Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has fallen in the latest Newspoll, while the Coalition has clawed back some ground from Labor.

Mr Morrison's approval rating slipped three percentage points since August to sit at 46 per cent in the latest poll, published by The Australian, as the lockdowns in NSW and Victoria drag on.

It is the prime minister's lowest net level of personal support since the 2020 Black Summer bushfires.

Mr Albanese's approval rating also dropped three percentage points to 37 per cent.

Mr Morrison still enjoys a 47-35 lead over the Labor leader as preferred prime minister, but the margin has narrowed from 50-34 in the last poll, published on August 30.

Meanwhile Labor's primary vote slipped two points to 38 per cent while the Coalition's rose one point to 37 per cent.

In a two-party-preferred contest Labor now leads the Coalition 53-47, compared with 54-46 at the last poll.

Support for the Greens remained steady on 10 per cent and One Nation also held at three per cent.

The other minor parties gained a percentage point to 12 per cent.

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