Australia election: Live results as voters head to the polls
For years it has lagged behind the Labor party in the polls, sometimes by double digits.
But Morrison has narrowed the gap over this five-week campaign and could be within reach of a historic victory, despite having only been in the job eight months.
It could work. The final poll of the election only had Morrison down by 48.5% to Labor’s 51.5%.
“Morrison’s single-minded dedication to the job at hand and single-handed execution of it has succeeded in dragging the government back from oblivion,” Australian columnist Nikki Savva wrote on May 16.