Australian Labor Party leads Coalition in polls with 54 --46 lead

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Australian Labor Party leads Coalition in polls with 54 --46 lead

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison right and opposition leader Anthony Albanese shake hands at the third leaders' debate of the 2022 federal election campaign at Seven Network Studios in Sydney on May 11, 2022. MICK TSIKAS POOL AFP CANBERRA - Australia's opposition Labor Party maintained its lead in the polls as the federal election campaign entered its final week.

The Labor Party holds a comfortable 54 -- 46 lead over the Coalition on a two-party preferred basis, according to the latest edition of Newspoll published on Friday night.

It marks the 20th consecutive newspoll where the Coalition has trailed the Labor since November 2020.

The Coalition has not been able to make any inroads since Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election on April 10.

According to Newspoll, 43 percent of voters identified Morrison as their preferred prime minister and 42 percent as Labor leader Anthony Albanese.

It was a major swing in Albanese's favor, with a 46 -- 37 lead for Morrison at the end of April.

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If re-elected, Morrison promised to change his leadership style.

He admits he can be a bulldozer Morrison, but he promised to empathize with Australians if given another term as prime minister.

I will try to explain motives and my concerns and empathize a lot more. But at the end of the day, what matters most is getting the job done, he told reporters.

Albanese said on Saturday that a Labor government would boost health spending by 970 million Australian dollars $673 million to unite the country.

A bulldozer wrecks things. A bulldozer knocks things over. I'm a builder, that's what I am. I will build things in this country.