Federal Election 2016: Coalition takes the lead in latest Newspoll

The coalition has pulled ahead of Labor in the polls, for the first time since the election campaign began seven weeks ago

The latest Newspoll published in The Australian on Monday shows the coalition sitting on 51 per cent compared to Labor's 49 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

The poll of 1713 people is the first to gauge Australian voters' reactions to the shock Brexit vote as economic stability takes centre stage ahead of the election on Saturday.

On a primary vote measure, the coalition rose two points to 43 per cent, Labor was static at 36 per cent, while support for smaller parties slipped, with the Greens slumping to a near three-year low of nine per cent.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's net satisfaction rating improved slightly to a negative 14, while Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's improved to a negative 15.

Source: AAP

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