Australian opposition holds slim lead over government ahead of May 18 election – poll

FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten shake hands before the first leaders forum at the Seven West Media Studios in Perth, Australia, April 29, 2019. AAP Image/ The West Australian POOL, Nic Ellis/via REUTERS

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s opposition Labor Party retained a narrow lead over the conservative coalition government, a closely watched poll showed on Monday, while the Labor’s leader popularity hit a four-year high days ahead of a general election. The Newspoll showed Labor ahead of the Liberal-National coalition, 51 percent to 49 percent, unchanged from polls […]

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