Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 29-Aug-18
The latest Morgan Poll shows Federal support for the L-NP down 3.5% to 46% following a week of leadership upheaval for the Federal Liberal Party, boosting ALP support by 3.5% to 54% on a two-party preferred basis according to interviewing conducted on the weekend of August 25/26 with 821 electors. The two Morgan Polls taken over the past week show that the former Malcolm Turnbull-led L-NP Government was within striking distance of the ALP on the weekend before Turnbull was ousted as Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader. The L-NP was on 49.5% compared with 50.5% for the ALP on a two-party preferred basis on the weekend of August 18/19, according to interviewing conducted with 886 electors. Although leadership tensions in a party usually undermine support for that party and undermine confidence, the leadership upheaval has not negatively impacted on broader Consumer Confidence – ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence has increased 2.4pts to 116.5. Interviewing for Consumer Confidence was taken entirely after the resolution of the Liberal leadership contest and Scott Morrison being sworn in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine notes that Roy Morgan Government Confidence plunged by 11pts on the weekend to 84 with only 33.5% (down 6.5%) of Australians saying Australia is "heading in the right direction". She adds that it is a rare occurrence that Consumer Confidence and Government Confidence move in such different directions; however, the leadership issues at the top of the Government are a clear catalyst on this occasion.
ROY MORGAN LIMITED, MORGAN POLL, LIBERAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET