But once preferences are allocated, the two-party-preferred gap remains strongly in favour of Mr Albanese’s Labor at 54-46. This correlates to a national swing of 5.5 per cent to Labor since the last election. If that trend is distributed across all seats, it would result in a landslide victory for Labor with the estimated loss of 17 Coalition seats. With an election expected to be called within days, the government may have hoped for a greater response. Asked who would be a better Prime Minister, the poll sided narrowly with Mr Morrison, who improved by a point to 43 per cent. Mr Albanese was unchanged on 42 per cent.