Coalition pulls further ahead in poll

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) remains the preferred leader ahead of Labor's Anthony Albanese.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison (R) remains the preferred leader ahead of Labor's Anthony Albanese.

The Coalition has pulled further ahead of Labor following the delivery of last week's federal budget, a new poll indicates.

The party leads Labor 44-34 per cent on primary votes, up from 43-34 in mid-September, according to a Newspoll conducted for The Australian.

On a two party preferred basis the Coalition has increased its lead over Labor from 51-49 to 52-48 per cent, according to the survey of 1527 Australian voters conducted between Thursday and Saturday.

The Greens' primary vote dropped one percentage point to 11 per cent while support for One Nation remained stable at 3 per cent.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison maintained his high approval rating of 65 per cent, with Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese trailing him as preferred prime minister 57-28 per cent.

Meanwhile a total of 42 per cent of respondents thought the budget would be good for the economy compared with 20 per cent who predicted it would be bad for the economy.

And 26 per cent thought they would be better off financially, while 23 predicted they would be worse off, with 51 per cent uncommitted.

Australian Associated Press