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Prime minister Scott Morrison and opposition leader Anthony Albanese have gone head-to-head on how to best address the rising cost of living, foreign policy and their perceived shortcomings.

In the second leaders’ debate, Albanese was asked about his failure to clearly define his own party’s NDIS policy while Morrison was put on the spot when Nine’s political editor Chris Uhlmann listed people on the prime minister’s own side of politics who didn’t “like” him.

Uhlmann, 60 Minutes reporter Sarah Abo, 2GB afternoon host Deborah Knight and chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age David Crowe weighed in on the debate.

Federal election 2022: Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison in The Great Debate leaders’ debate on Nine on May 8, 2022. (9News)

Uhlmann said the fact the leaders were so fiery in their clashes showed they were engaged.

“I have been engaged in these things before when the leaders would look straight ahead and give short speeches and not at any stage take any chance,” he said.

“I thought Anthony Albanese, who is clearly leading at this stage, might go risk-free, and in fact he initiated the banter between the two of them, and at some stages he really did it quite willingly.”

After the first ad break the panel also discussed Abo’s tough job as moderator trying to wrangle the two leaders shouting over each other.

“You needed a whistle there!” Knight joked.

“Or a gavel, because they were not listening. That speaks to the night, they were really engaged,” Abo responded.

A final poll for The Great Debate, the second leaders’ debate in the federal election campaign. (Nine)

In the end, those who voted decided it was a tie and neither leader had won the debate but there were a range of other questions where there was a clear winner.

“Who do you think would make the better prime minister?” was one question.

Our poll of more than 50,000 people showed Anthony Albanese in the lead at 49 per cent, with Scott Morrison at 46 per cent and the rest undecided.

Halfway through the debate we asked: “Which party do you think will win the election?”

Leaders’ debate voting results: Who do you think would make the better prime minister? Federal election 2022: Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison in The Great Debate leaders’ debate on Nine on May 8, 2022. (Nine)

Labor came out on top with 46 per cent of the vote while 15 per cent of people said there would be a hung parliament.

In the end, Labor was the preferred party for those voting on the website tonight.

Decided or not, which are you more likely to vote for?

  • Coalition – 44%
  • Labor – 50%
  • Other – 6%

Choosing only between the two major parties, which are you more likely to vote for?

  • Coalition – 47%
  • Labor – 53%

Please note: Reader polls are not scientific and only reflect the votes of readers who came to the site and chose to participate.

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