Mr Albanese has overtaken Mr Morrison as preferred prime minister and leads the Liberal leader 43 to 39 per cent, according to the survey of 1505 voters conducted from January 8-11.
No margin of error was provided for the poll, which surveyed 1,505 people from Wednesday to Saturday, although it was about 2.5% points in previous Newspolls.
Elements to examine include the deployment of local and state emergency services, the federal government's role responding to the crisis and the impact of climate change has played, he said.
Authorities confirmed on Monday that 11.2 million hectares (27.7 million acres) of land had been razed in fires that have been burning for months, whipped by erratic winds and temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
"If this BOM (Bureau of Metereology) rain forecast comes to fruition, then it will be all of our Christmas, birthday, engagement, anniversary, wedding and graduation gifts, all in one".
"The conditions are such that it is continuing to present a significant risk to the firefighters who are working hard to control the fires, and to anyone else in the vicinity", Country Fire Service chief Mark Jones said.
In an attempt to save the billions of starving animals trapped in Australia's bushfires, the New South Wales government reportedly dropped over 4,800 pounds of vegetables Sunday, using helicopters and airplanes to access the area.
Two men were also killed in the fires at East Gippsland on New Year's Day.
-Frydenberg announced A$50 million in funding on Monday for protecting wildlife and restoring damaged habitat, with a focus on threatened species, like koalas, with heartbreaking images of rescues of burned animals having gone viral around the world.
MR SHANE FITZSIMMONS, commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, on how weather conditions are easing. Two massive bushfires in southeastern Australia recently merged into one huge megafire measuring almost 1.5 million acres, NPR reported.
"We don't want job-destroying, economy-destroying, economy-wrecking targets and goals, which won't change the fact that there have been bushfires or anything like that in Australia", Morrison told Sydney radio 2GB on Friday."This is obviously affected by the broader changes in climate", he said.
The fire seared an area of national park three times the size of Greater London and lit several connected blazes totalling over 800,000 hectares. It forecast a hit of 0.2% to 0.5% on gross domestic product.
The fires have had devastating effects on Australia's ecosystem and air quality.