The first Morgan poll taken after the elevation of Malcolm Turnbull to the Liberal leadership has shown no bounce for the Coalition, with the Government increasing its 2PP lead back out to 57-43, up from 55.5-44.5 in the dying days of Brendan Nelson’s leadership, although the sample size for this special Morgan poll was smaller than usual.

However, Turnbull has immediately lifted Nelson’s preferred PM rating, pulling 8 pts off Rudd to reduce the preferred PM difference to a mere 55-30. Turnbull has also bumped up Nelson’s satisfaction rating 5% to 43%, with Rudd more or less steady.

Intriguingly, Turnbull continues to struggle with younger voters, who back Rudd far more strongly than older voters.

Peter Fray

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