Polling shows Labor on track to win election


New research shows Labor is on track to win the election. The party’s support has jumped heading into the last week.

Tim Lofthouse reports.

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The most recent polling has Bill Shorten a hair in front of Morrison, the Opposition favoured by fifty-one per cent of voters on a two-party-preferred basis.

Labor has announced it’ll match the LNP’s latest first-home-buyers policy, in a move to further increase support.

Bill Shorten, Labor leader: “To be honest, what I think is that he has a problem with younger voters so at the last minute he’s decided to come up with something.”

Bill Shorten initially labelled the policy a ‘last ditch effort’ by the Coalition, but then announced he would mimic the change lowering deposits to five per cent.

Bill Shorten, Labor leader: “Because we are the party of first home buyers, good ideas, we will get behind.”

Labor leader Shorten has begun his final week of campaigning in Sydney, in the marginal seat of Reed.

He’s conducting a final sweep to rally last-minute support.

With such a thin margin, and a majority of undecided voters, Saturday’s result may still swing either way.

Tim Lofthouse, QUT News.