Six in ten Australians predict win for Labor Party

November 24th, 2007 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin  

Sydney, Nov.24 (ANI): The Kevin Rudd-led Australian Labor Party (ALP) will clinch a comfortable victory in today’s federal election, according to the latest opinion poll.
The Morgan Poll, taken on election eve, shows support for the ALP remained relatively steady in the final count down to the ballot.
Support for Labor stood at 53.5 per cent on a two-party preferred basis, compared to the Coalition’s 46.5 per cent.
Labor has lost 1 per cent to the Coalition since the last Morgan Poll, taken on Wednesday and Thursday.
The ALP’s lead represents a 6.2 per cent swing to Labor.
However, in the crucial marginal Coalition electorates, where Labor needs to win 16 seats, the swing is slightly less at 5.2 per cent, the poll shows.
On primary votes, the count is closer. Labor leads with 43.5 per cent of the vote, compared to the coalition’s 41.5 per cent, reports news.com.au.
While the poll suggests the Coalition is poised to lose the election, Prime Minister John Howard and Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull are expected to retain their seats in Bennelong and Wentworth respectively.
Almost six-in-ten (59 per cent) of Australians polled believe the ALP will win government, compared to 26 per cent favoring the Coalition. Some 15 per cent were unsure. (ANI)

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