Australian opposition party maintains lead in voting
canberra। Australia’s opposition Labor Party continues to lead as campaigning for the May 21 general election enters its final week. The Labor Party maintains a comfortable 54-46 lead over a coalition based on two-party favourites.
This is the 20th consecutive newspaper where the coalition has overtaken the Labor Party since November 2020.
The coalition has not been able to make any inroads since Prime Minister Scott Morrison called an election on April 10.
Newspoll found that 43 percent of voters identified Morrison as their favorite prime minister and 42 percent identified Labor leader Anthony Albanese.
It represented a major swing in favor of Albanese from a 46-37 lead for Morrison at the end of April.
In a major turnaround, Morrison promised to change his leadership style if re-elected.
“I will try to explain the motives and my concerns and will give a lot of sympathy,” he told reporters on Saturday. But let me tell you that at the end of the day, what matters most is that I get the job.
In response, Albanese promised to unite the country. He announced a Labor government on Saturday that would increase health spending to $970 million ($673 million).
A bulldozer ruins things, he said. A bulldozer breaks things. I am a creator, I am that.
I will build things in this country.