Australia breaking news today, live Federal Election updates and latest headlines April 19, 2022

Both major parties are down on primary votes in the latest Newspoll released overnight.

Labor’s primary vote has fallen a point to 36 per cent, and the Liberals are also down a point, to 35 per cent.

But Anthony Albanese’s satisfaction numbers are down to 37 per cent, putting his net approval at -14.

That figure puts him below Bill Shorten’s lowest ever rating.

Labor still leads on the two-party preferred figures, 53-47 – a comfortable election winning lead.

But three in ten voters are opting for independents or minor parties. The Greens are up a point to 12 per cent.

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