Labor facing minority government


Two election polls show that the Albanese government is staring down the barrel of a minority government.

An online AFR Freshwater poll of 1055 voters from Friday to Sunday shows that Labor’s primary vote stands at 31%, unchanged from the last poll a month ago, while the Coalition’s primary vote has risen one percentage point to 40%.

Labor is again tied with the Coalition at 50% on the two-party preferred vote.

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Leith van Onselen is Chief Economist at the MB Fund and MB Super. He is also a co-founder of MacroBusiness. Leith has previously worked at the Australian Treasury, Victorian Treasury and Goldman Sachs.