Coalition leads Labor on primary vote in latest poll

Support for the ­coalition has lifted to its highest level since the 2022 election while support for the voice dropped following the ­referendum date announcement, according to the latest Newspoll.

The coalition leads Labor 37 per cent to 35 per cent on primary votes, although the ALP still holds a comfortable two-party preferred lead of 53 per cent to 47 per cent, according to the poll published in The Australian on Monday.

Support for the Indigenous voice to parliament fell to 38 per cent, while those intending to vote 'no' at the referendum rose to 53 per cent and nine per cent were undecided.

Labor leader Anthony Albanese's approval ratings suffered a fall with satisfaction in his performance dropping from 52 per cent in July to 46 per cent in the latest poll. His dissatisfaction rating rose six points to 47 per cent.

Opposition Leader Peter Dutton's approval ratings saw those satisfied with him rising two points to 38 per cent, while those with a negative view stayed at 49 per cent.

In the preferred prime minister stakes, Mr Albanese suffered a four-point fall to 50 per cent with Mr Dutton lifting two points to 31 per cent, according to the poll of 1200 voters conducted between August 28 and September 1.

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