Labor poll bounce follows coalition health cuts

A Newspoll published in The Australian newspaper shows Labor and the coalition are evenly ranked at 50% in the two-party preferred stakes. That poll, taken over the weekend, shows Labor’s primary support has risen three percentage points to 36% while the coalition’s has fallen five points to 41%.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s preferred prime minister rating jumped seven percentage points to 46% while opposition Leader Tony Abbott’s fell six points to 32% over a two week period.

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