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Labor And Coalition Neck-And-Neck In Polls For First Time

The coalition and Labor are even in two-party preferred terms, a turnaround in the ALP's fortunes coming as Prime Minister Scott Morrison battles the drought and a faltering economy.

The government's billion-dollar drought relief package has not tracked through to the voters interviewed for the latest Newspoll in The Australian on Monday.

Labor's primary vote has risen two points to 35 percent despite a damning review into its loss in the May election while the coalitions dropped to 40 percent, down two points.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese. Image: Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images.

Morrison remains the preferred prime minister. Net satisfaction with his leadership was at 46 percent despite a slight dip while Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese's rating rose to 42 percent.

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