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The post-budget polls are out and it’s a mixed result for the government

The Prime Minister and Opposition leader will spend the next week selling their budget plans before the election is expected to be called.

Two new opinion polls, the first to be released since last week’s budget, predict Labor will be propelled into government next month.

But despite the Opposition’s dominance in the two-party preferred stakes, Prime Minister Scott Morrison remains significantly more popular than Bill Shorten.

Ipsos has Labor leading by six points, 53-47, while Newspoll shows a slightly tighter margin with Labor leading 52-48.

Mr Morrison tells Alan Jones his rival will wreck the economy.

“This is the truth, if Labor is elected at the next election then it is $200 billion of additional taxes that will be put on the Australian economy.

“Holding every small and family business back, holding everyone going out there to work today back, holding our economy back.

“And when you do that, guess what you run out of money for? Hospitals… schools.”

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The Australian political editor Dennis Shanahan tells Ray Hadley the Coalition is still in with a chance to win the election.

“While Labor still maintains its two-party-preferred lead, the primary vote for both is not enough for either to win in its own right.

“That gives Scott Morrison the chance to conduct a strong campaign and come out in front.”

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