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Australia election

Australia polls show election tightening over final campaign

PM Morrison describes trend as 'really encouraging'

Nearly six million voters out of an electorate of 17 million have already cast ballots through mail-in or early in-person voting.   © Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Australia's national election has become too close to call, polls released on Wednesday showed, as the ruling conservative coalition narrowed the gap with the main opposition Labor Party three days before the country decides on a new government.

Center-left Labor's lead over the Liberal-National coalition has shrunk to 51% to 49% on a two-party preferred basis from 54% to 46% two weeks ago, a poll for the Sydney Morning Herald showed, while a Guardian poll indicated it had dipped a point to 48%.

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