Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shrugged off a “shabby” Labor attempt to damage his reputation with attacks on his wealth and investments.
Latest opinion polls show Mr Turnbull won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon.
Gizelle Ghidella reports.
The latest results put the coalition in the lead for the first time since March 2014.
On a two-party preferred basis, the Liberal party would win by a landslide if an election was held now.
These poor results for Labor follow criticism over the party’s personal attacks on Mr Turnbull’s wealth and investments in an offshore ‘tax haven.’
Today’s poll shows Australians aren’t concerned about a multi-millionaire Prime Minister.
Scott Morrison, Treasurer: “What it shows is people are getting on board with the increasing confidence.”
Peter Dutton, Immigration Minister: “The Australian public has made a real connection with Malcolm Turnbull and I think that is a great thing.”
But Labor has brushed off the poll findings as the result of a honeymoon period.
Terri Butler, Labor MP: “What’s he doing? What’s he done? What’s he actually achieved, I mean he’s nice to look at maybe but, I want to see marriage equality.”
The Fairfax poll is relatively new and does not have the reputation of well established polls but the result is still a worry for Labor.
Mr Turnbull has had the best approval rating since Kevin Rudd back in 2008.
Gizelle Ghidella QUT News.