Morrison and Albanese both return to battleground seats as the campaign goes to the dogs

Scott Morrison is returning to the well that delivered him government three years ago, in the hope it can salvage his political fortunes.

The Prime Minister and Opposition Leader were both barnstorming battleground seats that weeks ago both had expected to win but can now no longer comfortably rely on.

For Scott Morrison, that meant a trip to the only South Australian seat in play. 

Boothby has long been a Labor dream, often talking up its chances despite having not held it for 80 years.

That was especially the case last election, becoming one of the most visited seats by Morrison and then Labor leader Bill Shorten.

Labor’s hopes weren’t to be realised and in the wash-up its controversial franking credits policy was blamed as the reason why.

Boothby stretches from the coastal suburb of Glenelg to southern Adelaide Hills suburbs, bookended by populations of affluent retirees.

For these voters, Labor’s franking credits policy was toxic in 2019. 

That policy has long since been dumped but Morrison appears very keen to tap back into 2019 fears retirees would worse off under a Labor government.

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