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May 13, 2014

Essential: Shorten takes the lead, and who should pay more tax?

Bill Shorten has taken a narrow lead as preferred PM, today's Essential Report shows, as Tony Abbott falls deep into negative approval territory.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

As the government prepares to deliver its first budget, Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s approval rating has fallen significantly and, for the first time, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is preferred PM for more Australians, according to new polling from Essential Research.

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