Australia’s ruling coalition and the opposition Labor Party are tied in terms of voter support, according to a poll published Saturday, a day before Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to call an election for July 2.
The Seven-ReachTel poll published by Australian Associated Press put the two-party result at 50:50. About 33 percent of respondents said they would be worse off following the announcement on May 3 of the Federal Budget, according to the poll.
Turnbull may visit Australia’s Governor-General tomorrow to ask for a so-called double dissolution election, where both houses of Parliament are dissolved, according to AAP.
Australia’s ruling coalition is made up of Turnbull’s Liberal Party and junior partner National Party, which represents voters in rural areas.