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Turnbull's Honeymoon Extended as Shorten Slumps in Aussie Poll

  • New leader widens margin as nation's preferred prime minister
  • Poll puts pressure on Labor's Shorten as popularity drops
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s honeymoon with voters is becoming entrenched, with a poll showing he’s widening the margin over Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as preferred Australian leader.

Turnbull, who took power in a ballot of his Liberal Party lawmakers 10 weeks ago, leads Shorten as preferred prime minister by 64 percent to 15 percent, up from a 43-point margin two weeks ago, according to the Newspoll published in The Australian on Tuesday. His Liberal-National coalition remains ahead on 53 percent to Labor’s 47 percent and is on track to win elections due by the end of next year.