The Coalition's stocks continue to rise with the latest Newspoll in The Australian on Tuesday showing 50 per cent of voters think they have a better handle on economic management than the government.
The drilling down of the poll, which showed Labor is on course for a heavy election defeat, points to the government losing ground on every key electoral issue.
The poll revealed that support for Labor's handling of the economy has crashed from 34 per cent to 28 per cent, the equal lowest level since Kevin Rudd won the election in 2007.
On the other hand, support for the Coalition's economic management has risen to 50 per cent, up from 46 per cent a year ago.
Last year Labor led the Coalition on the issue of handling jobs - 42 per cent to 38 per cent - but after the survey conducted over the weekend, the tables have turned with Labor now on 37 per cent to the Coalition's 41 per cent.
And despite interest rates at "emergency" lows Labor has gone backwards there as well with only 28 per cent of voters, compared to a previous 32 per cent, thinking it can better manage interest rates.
Coalition support on the issue was steady on 43 per cent.
And while the government continues to lead the opposition on the handling of health and education issues, its lead has been halved in both areas.