Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval ratings have dropped into negative territory for the first time in the wake of the Wentworth by-election as voters punish the Coalition with a fall in support following its descent into minority government.
While the poll results haven't surprised Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi, The Australian reports voters have rejected the suggestion of an early election and still want the government to serve its full term as the Prime Minister grapples with trying to seize back the political agenda.
An exclusive Newspoll conducted for The Australian shows Mr Morrison’s net approval ratings dipping into negative territory for the first time since he was installed as the Liberal leader, and Prime Minister, just nine weeks ago.
While still dominating his rival Bill Shorten in the electoral popularity contest, voter satisfaction with Mr Morrison’s performance over the past fortnight has fallen four points to 41 per cent.
Senator Cory Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News it looks like a portent of a further fracturing of the federal vote in the Senate towards the smaller parties.
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