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Turnbull preferred PM after tax win: poll

By AAP Newswire

Most Australian voters continue to back Malcolm Turnbull over Bill Shorten as the preferred prime minister, a new poll shows.

The Fairfax/Ipsos poll published on Monday pegged Mr Turnbull at 51 per cent against 33 per cent for the Labor opposition leader.

However, the coalition continues to lag behind Labor on a two-party preferred basis, at 47 per cent to 53 per cent.

The 1200 voters polled by Ipsos between June 20 and June 23 were also asked how they rated the leaders in nine categories, including economic management with 67 per cent backing Mr Turnbull against 48 per cent for Mr Shorten.

In the "strong leader" category the prime minister was on 49 per cent and the opposition leader on 41 per cent.

But Mr Shorten rated more highly than Mr Turnbull on social policy, leading 59 per cent to 44 per cent.

The poll was conducted soon after the government's $144 billion personal income tax cuts plan finally passed federal parliament last week.