Election 2022 LIVE updates: Labor calls on Australians to vote for ‘hope and optimism’; Coalition woos seniors as campaigns reach halfway mark

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  • This morning’s headlines at a glance
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Labor leads polling at the campaign’s halfway mark

Voters have cut their support for the Coalition from 35 to 33 per cent and marked down Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his personal performance, giving Labor a strong lead at the halfway point of the federal election campaign.

Labor has held its primary vote steady at 34 per cent over the past two weeks and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has narrowed the gap with Morrison as preferred prime minister after disputes on the economy, security and climate change.

Anthony Albanese has narrowed the gap with Scott Morrison as preferred prime minister.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen, James Brickwood

The exclusive survey, conducted by Resolve Strategic for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, also shows the Greens increased their primary vote from 11 to 15 per cent while Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party rose from 4 to 5 per cent each.

When voters were asked to name the parties that would receive their preferences, the results showed Labor held a clear lead of 54 to 46 per cent over the Coalition in two-party terms.

More on the latest polling here.

This morning’s headlines at a glance

Good morning and thanks for your company.

It’s Monday, May 2. I’m Broede Carmody and I’ll be anchoring our live coverage for the first half of the day.

Here’s what you need to know before we get started.

  • Labor has held its official campaign launch in Perth. Taking to the stage yesterday afternoon, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said that Australia “does not have three more years to waste”. The Labor leader said if elected on May 21 his government would implement the Uluru Statement from the Heart in full, revamp the resources sector, build more electric vehicle charging stations and tackle the ender pay gap. It comes as fresh polling suggests Labor is leading the Coalition on two-party terms.
  • And Prime Minister Scott Morrison is looking to woo the retiree vote with a pledge to expand access to the seniors’ health care card. It comes after Labor has attacked the Coalition over issues relating to health, the cost of living and aged care.
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