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Support for Australia PM’s Coalition Falls Ahead of Elections

  • Morrison required by law to hold elections before May 21
  • Opinion survey shows opposition Labor Party slightly in front
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.
Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.Photographer: Rohan Thomson/Bloomberg

Australia’s Liberal National Coalition government has seen its approvals fall to the lowest point since April last year in a new opinion poll, in the latest sign of eroding support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of the omicron surge during an election year.

The primary vote for the center-right Liberal and National parties dropped to 34% in a poll carried out by Resolve Strategic and published in Australia’s newspapers on Tuesday. It is the government’s worst result in the poll since it began in April and the first time the coalition has trailed the opposition Labor Party, whose support stood at 35% in the survey.