Shorten regains poll lead
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has regained his lead against Tony Abbott as preferred prime minister, according to the latest poll.
The Fairfax-Ipsos poll, which surveyed 1401 people nationwide, revealed Labor's share of the two-party preferred vote stood at 53% to the Coalition's 47%.
Labor's primary vote continued to hover at 37% while the Coalition's has dropped three percentage points to 40%.
The survey also asked people what their thoughts were on same-sex marriage. Seven out of 10 respondents said they supported it being legalised.
The survey revealed 74% of Labor voters and 90% of Greens voters supported same-sex marriage, but support was lower among Coalition voters, at 57%.
The survey also revealed 86% of respondents aged less than 25 supported the change, but support fell to 53% among those aged 55 and over.
Those surveyed were also asked whether housing was affordable to prospective first home buyers.
Just 29% of capital city residents say it was affordable.