TURNBULL THE CITY SLICKER

Malcolm Turnbull's government has lost ground in regional Australia, with Labor now ahead of the Coalition in one of its key demographics.

In today's quarterly Newspoll, the Coalition is revealed to have dropped 10 percentage points outside of capital cities since the election. It's time for alarm bells to start ringing for the Nationals, according to David Crowe, who notes the rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation does not explain the result. Labor has increased its share of the vote outside of capital cities by two points since the election.