THE Federal Coalition
is losing ground to Labor in regional Australia, with support dropping to 34% in the third quarter, the latest Newspoll shows.
The Government won the Federal Election last year with 44% of the primary vote outside the five capital cities, with the poll showing a 10% slump.
And despite the Government increasing its support in NSW, Victoria and South Australia, it has not been able to halt the national slide towards Labor, the poll conducted exclusively for The Australian shows.
Labor continues to lead the Coalition 53 to 47% in two-party preferred terms.
Malcolm Turnbull continues to lead Opposition Leader Bill Shorten as preferred prime minister.