CAN'T KILL THE BILL

The government's plan to claw back its position in the polls by undermining Bill Shorten's credibility is failing, according to the latest Newspoll ($).

Labor's lead over the Coalition on the two-party-preferred measure remains 53-47, after the Coalition's position improved by a point in early February, only to slip back again. It's the 28th Newspoll the government has lost in a row.