Labor keeps election-winning lead in two opinion polls with income tax cuts unable to woo voters

Two major opinion polls have Labor maintaining its election-winning lead, with last week’s budget and its centrepiece of $140bn of personal income tax cuts failing to deliver any momentum beyond a bounce for Malcolm Turnbull as preferred prime minister.

The latest Newspoll, published by the Australian on Sunday night, has Labor ahead of the Coalition 51% to 49% on the two-party preferred measure, which is the same result as a fortnight ago. The new survey is the 32nd consecutive loss for the Turnbull government.

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