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After the previous two Newspolls showed the coalition and the Labor opposition were neck-and-neck in the two-party preferred vote, the latest survey of almost 1,800 Australians showed the government's primary vote has risen to a 14-week high to propel it ahead in the two-party vote — 51 percent to 49 percent.
According to the Newspoll, the Brexit news affected the minor parties most of all, with support for the Greens dropping to 9 percent of the primary vote — its lowest level of support in almost three years — while independents also fell across the board.
Meanwhile Andrew Walter, Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne said the government would likely be the beneficiary of the Brexit vote, as "disenchanted" voters who planned on voting independent might now switch their vote back to a major party to ensure future stability.
According to the Newspoll, 65 percent of the respondents have "locked in" their vote, but 35 percent could be swayed in the lead-up to the vote on Saturday.
A new, Australian-Institute commissioned poll found that Australians were split as to which party would deliver more jobs and growth, a key slogan on the Turnbull campaign, with 33 percent trusting the government more, while 31 percent chose Labor, despite it not being that party's slogan.
Australians will head to the polls on July 2.