The results indicated that the government's reputation took a significant hit following August's leadership crisis that saw Scott Morrison sworn-in as Prime Minister and his predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, retire from politics, Xinhua news agency reported.
Morrison's performance was overshadowed by that of his government with the ALP set to win as many as 90 of 150 seats in the House of Representatives in the next election, due to take place by May 2019, according to the poll of 1,653 voters.
It came ahead of Morrison's first parliamentary sitting week as Prime Minister where he was expected to lay out his policy agenda regarding economy, power prices and the drought.
Respondents to Newspoll rated energy prices (22 per cent), hospitals and aged care (21 per cent) and assistance to farmers (21 per cent) as Morrison's most pressing issues.
Those who identified as coalition voters said that the budget deficit was their top priority while ALP voters said it was hospitals and aged care.
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