Australian PM slips in polls ahead of election
Published 16/08/2010 | 05:00
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott's coalition has an election-winning lead over Prime Minister Julia Gillard's Labor Party before voters go to the polls on Saturday, according to an opinion poll published yesterday.
On a two-party preferred basis, the Liberal-National coalition is ahead of Gillard's party 51.4pc to 48.6pc, the poll of 4,000 voters in 20 marginal electorates across five states found, the 'Sunday Telegraph' reported.
"I'm keenly aware that as we go into the final week, if today's polls are right, then Mr Abbott could end up prime minister by the end of next Saturday," said Ms Gillard.