Unlikely but not impossible. If you wonder what trailing 45% to 55% in the two party vote means to your election chances then here’s a clue. Essential’s Peter Lewis writing in Sydney’s Daily Telegraphon Saturday:
Time for a new party? It’s assessments like that above that lead to stories like this:
No. Not Australia but Ireland’s Sunday Independentyesterday.
That fatwa against Christmas. It’s not hard to find a Christian nutter or two with views as extraordinary as believing an Old Testament version of Creation. And it’s just as possible, as Sydney’s Sun-Herald proved yesterday, to find someone in a mosque with narrow views on religious tolerance.
But why do journalists bother to report either lot? Does Muslim-bashing really sell newspapers?