This September's federal election is getting more lopsided with 30 Labor MPs likely to lose their seats, according to the latest Newspoll.
With Prime Minister Julia Gillard admonishing her own party for an "appalling" two weeks of self-indulgence, which culminated in an abortive leadership challenge, her personal standing has crashed to a 19-month low.
The government lost four experienced ministers in Chris Bowen, Martin Ferguson and Kim Carr, who all resigned, and Simon Crean, who was sacked after instigating the spill.
The Newspoll, taken over the weekend and published in The Australian on Tuesday, shows Labor's primary vote has crashed five points to a disastrous 30 per cent while the coalition has jumped six points to 50 per cent.
The Australian says that after taking into account preference flows, the government's support is eight percentage points below its level at the 2010 election - at 42 per cent - compared to the coalition's 12-month high of 58 per cent - a six-point rise.
If that sort of swing was repeated at the election 30 Labor MPs, including at least five ministers, would lose their seats.
In the preferred prime minister stakes, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is streets ahead, 43 per cent (up five points) to 35 per cent (down seven) - the second time in three Newspoll surveys since February that he has been in front.
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