Australia’s Labor on track to win election

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Australia’s Labor Party, currently in Opposition, is the favorite to win a national election expected in May.

Two polls issued Monday showed Labor in the advantage, but its lead has narrowed over the conservative coalition government which announced income tax cuts in its budget last week.

A closely watched Newspoll done for The Australian newspaper showed Labor ahead of the Coalition 52-48 on a two-party preferred basis, but that was down from 54-46 in the last poll in March.

A separate Ipsos poll, published by the Sydney Morning Herald, showed Labor ahead 53-47.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to call an election this week, most likely for May 11 or May 18.

Despite Labor’s consistent lead in the polls over the past year, Morrison remains the preferred prime minister over Labor leader Bill Shorten.

Via Reuters


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