Scott Morrison in search of a second miracle at Liberal campaign launch

The prime minister needs voters to believe he has a vision for another term in office. Does he?

Scott Morrison and his family at the Liberal campaign launch (Image: AAP / Mick Tsikas)

Can a struggling government reverse its fortunes in less than a week? Scott Morrison will be hoping so, but appears in need of a second electoral miracle, with the prime minister addressing a largely unenthusiastic-looking selection of Liberal Party faithful at the campaign launch in Brisbane today.

With the grueling six-week campaign entering its final stretch, the government has so far been unable to narrow Labor’s lead in all published opinion polls. Internally, party strategists are getting anxious.

The long campaign was meant to wear down Anthony Albanese. But since recovering from his opening day gaffe, the opposition leader has appeared to grow in stature.

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