Anthony Albanese has recorded the highest satisfaction results for an incoming-Australian prime minister with more than half the public “satisfied” with the Labor leader so far.
The first Newspoll since the May 21 Federal Election showed Mr Albanese’s satisfaction ratings sitting at 61 per cent after the first couple of months in the top job.
It is the highest survey results for a Prime Minister in a post-election Newspoll since the question was asked back in 1985 under the Hawke government, according to The Australian.
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In comparison, former Australian leader Kevin Rudd was previously the highest with a rating of 59 per cent while Mr Albanese’s predecessor Scott Morrison reported a satisfaction result 10 points lower at 51 per cent.
Other prime ministers such as John Howard and Bob Hawke recorded satisfaction surveys high in the 50s around the same timeframe.
Australians have also resonated with Mr Albanese’s efforts early into his leadership with Labor’s primary vote rising from 32.6 per cent to 37 per cent.
But support for the Coalition has dropped almost three points since the Federal Election from 35.7 per cent down to 33 per cent.
It’s the lowest primary result since the leadership change from Malcolm Turnbull to Mr Morrison in 2018.
Mr Albanese has also extended his lead as preferred prime minister with a 59-25 lead to new Liberal leader Peter Dutton.
It is the largest margin reported since 2008.
Poll results showed the Opposition Leader record a satisfaction rating of 37 per cent and dissatisfaction result at 41 per cent.
Labor’s two-party preferred has also significantly increased with support rising to 56-44 compared to the election result of 52.1 per cent to 47.9 per cent.
But combined support for minor parties and independents, which has grown this election, sitting at 30 per cent, which is slightly down from polling day.
Greens remain steady after it fell 0.2 per cent to 12 per cent.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation has increased to six per cent while Clive Palmer’s United Party dropped two points to two per cent.
The Newspoll surveyed 1,508 residents across the country between July 27 to July 30.