Australian Opposition Leader Weathers High and Low in Polls

July 1, 2016 6:02 AM

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CANBERRA, Australia — Bill Shorten has bounced between highs and lows in opinion polling in the three years he has been the opposition leader in Australia.

He was elected leader of the center-left Labor Party after it lost office in elections in September 2013, and by September last year, the closely watched Newspoll ranked him as a more popular choice as prime minister than the incumbent Tony Abbott. A poll found Shorten was the preferred choice as pr...

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