New poll shows Libs ahead in Bass

Scott Morrison and Liberal candidate for Bass Bridget Archer, who is ahead in the polls.
Scott Morrison and Liberal candidate for Bass Bridget Archer, who is ahead in the polls.

The Morrison government is in line to win back the key Tasmanian seat of Bass, according to a new opinion poll.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will be in Tasmania on Wednesday and will likely be buoyed by the UComm poll of 847 Bass voters in the Hobart Mercury placing Liberals candidate Bridget Archer at 54 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Bass has changed hands at seven of the nine last elections and is held by Labor's Ross Hart on a margin of 5.4 per cent.

Australian Associated Press