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Newspoll: ScoMo's snap back

Newspoll: ScoMo's snap back

Popular support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has risen following a stoush over state border restrictions, a new poll reveals.

The Prime Minister’s support as preferred leader had slipped two points to 58 as a push to open strict borders across the country was rejected by residents.

But latest Newspoll figures published in The Australian show Mr Morrison has regained one point to 59.

He now has a 22-point lead over Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, who lost two points as preferred prime minister.

The Coalition also snatched one point back from Labor, with the parties standing at 51-49 on a two-party-preferred basis.

The Opposition’s primary vote, which increased three points to 36 in an August 30 poll, fell two points.

The Coalition regained the two points it lost in the last poll and is now back to 43, where it was in early August.

Mr Albanese’s net satisfaction rating went south in a 4 per cent fall to 39 per cent.

Two in five respondents said they were dissatisfied with his performance, while one in five were noncommittal.