Australian Opposition leads Gillard

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 Aug. 21, according to an opinion poll published today.

On a two-party preferred basis, the Liberal-National coalition is ahead of Gillard’s party 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent, the poll of 4,000 voters in 20 marginal electorates across five states found, the Sunday Telegraph reported. The Galaxy poll result contrasts with yesterday’s Age Nielsen poll, which showed Labor ahead with 53 percent support.

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Dean Popplewell

Dean Popplewell

Vice-President of Market Analysis at MarketPulse
Dean Popplewell has nearly two decades of experience trading currencies and fixed income instruments. He has a deep understanding of market fundamentals and the impact of global events on capital markets. He is respected among professional traders for his skilled analysis and career history as global head of trading for firms such as Scotia Capital and BMO Nesbitt Burns. Since joining OANDA in 2006, Dean has played an instrumental role in driving awareness of the forex market as an emerging asset class for retail investors, as well as providing expert counsel to a number of internal teams on how to best serve clients and industry stakeholders.
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