Malcolm Turnbull is facing a 10 per cent swing against him in his Sydney seat of Wentworth, according to polling that shows more than half his local electors think less of him since he became Prime Minister.
The ReachTel poll conducted across the blue-ribbon Liberal electorate last week suggests Mr Turnbull’s first preference vote will be slashed from 63 per cent to 53 per cent.
While he will still be comfortably re-elected with such a result, it will be the first swing against him since he first won the seat in 2004. He increased his margin at the 2007, 2010 and 2013 elections.
The polling underscores just how much his popularity has waned since he took over the nation’s top job last year. Malcolm Turnbull facing 10% swing in Wentworth as his popularity plummets