Scott Morrison’s approval falls over Covid-19 vaccine rollout as Sydney and Melbourne go into lockdown

Scott Morrison’s approval plummets over vaccine ‘walking’, which has jabbed just 13.5% of Aussies – as 12 million people struggle through ANOTHER lockdown

  • Scott Morrison’s approval rating fell four points to 51 percent in July
  • On a two-party basis, Labor leads the coalition with 53 to 47 percent
  • If this result happened in the election, Labor would win and take power

Scott Morrison’s approval rating has fallen as 12 million Australians are shut down and frustration is growing with the slow rollout of vaccines.

Satisfaction with Mr Morrison has fallen four points to 51 percent in the latest News Poll published in the Australian.

The percentage of voters dissatisfied with the prime minister rose four points in the past month to 45 percent.

Bankstown residents march in protest over extended lockdown in Sydney

People line up to get a vaccination at the NSW Vaccine Center at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney

People line up to get a vaccination at the NSW Vaccine Center at Homebush Olympic Park in Sydney

The poll found that the Coalition and Labor have neck-and-neck popular support at 39 percent each, while the Greens have 10 percent and One Nation three percent.

But on a two-party basis, the government’s primary vote fell by two points to 47 and Labor’s vote by two points to 53.

This is the coalition’s worst result this term and would lead to a Labor victory if repeated in the elections before May.

Newspoll’s results come amid criticism of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and new outbreaks of the viral disease that have led to lockdowns in NSW and Victoria and border restrictions between states.

More than 12 million Australians are in lockdown and only 13.59 percent have had two doses of the vaccine.

In Canada 48.6 percent, in the US 48.4 percent and in the UK 68.3 percent are fully invested.

The News Poll was held from July 14-17 with 1,506 voters in metropolitan and regional areas.

Residents around South Yarra, Melbourne on Victoria's third day of a snap five-day lockdown

Residents around South Yarra, Melbourne on Victoria’s third day of a snap five-day lockdown

Satisfaction with the federal government’s management of the vaccine rollout has continued to decline, with 40 percent of respondents claiming to be satisfied and 57 percent saying otherwise.

This compares with 50 percent who said they were satisfied with the handling of the vaccine rollout — and 46 percent different — in the previous News Poll last month.

The results are in stark contrast to earlier in the year when the coalition received significantly more acclaim for its handling of the coronavirus.

Outbreaks of the Delta variant led to severe lockdown restrictions in NSW, with millions of residents largely home-bound and most retailers forced to close their doors.

Victoria is currently in a five-day lockdown following outbreaks there, with the state’s first warning it is too early to say whether restrictions will be extended.

Earlier this month, Morrison announced a four-phase plan to move away from lockdowns and restrictions once enough of the population has been vaccinated.

The protest in Bankstown on Sunday led to police intervening and ordering protesters to go home

The protest in Bankstown on Sunday led to police intervening and ordering protesters to go home

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