Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is seeking to fight a perception that his wealth puts him out of touch with ordinary people by releasing a campaign video in which he describes being raised by his father after his mother left when he was 9.

The 80-second video, entitled "My Dad," came out late Sunday, less than a month before July 2 general elections.

On the campaign trail, Turnbull has boasted how his experience as a successful merchant banker qualifies him to steer the Australian economy. But opposition leader Bill Shorten has argued that Turnbull is focused on cutting taxes for the wealthy instead of helping the poor.

Polls show Turnbull's conservative Liberal Party is even with Shorten's Labor Party.