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Mar 22, 2012

Two days to go: Poll Bludger’s Qld seat snapshots

With just two days until the Queensland election, Poll Bludger's psephological wizard William Bowe covers the latest from the hustings -- including a ReachTEL poll that indicates a 54.2-45.8 victory to the LNP in Campbell Newman’s all important seat of Ashgrove ...

With just two days until the Queensland election, Poll Bludger’s psephological wizard William Bowe covers the latest from the hustings – including a ReachTEL poll that indicates a 54.2-45.8 victory to the LNP in Campbell Newman’s all important seat of Ashgrove …

Nanango (Independent 2.9% versus LNP): The outgoing independent member, Dorothy Pratt, has endorsed independent candidate John Dalton, described by Antony Green’s election guide as “spokesman and secretary for the Kingaroy Concerned Citizens Group (KCCG) and Assistant School Principal at the St Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy, where he has worked for 22 years”. Sarah Elks of The Australian reports the LNP is expressing confidence that its candidate Deb Frecklington will win the seat in the face of the challenge from former Test cricketer Carl Rackemann, running for Katter’s Australian Party. Bob Katter is sounding somewhat more modest about his party’s chances than he was in the lead-up to the campaign, countenancing the possibility of it failing to win any seats. Katter says the legal challenge against ballot papers identifying the party merely as “The Australian Party” cost it “one-fifth to one-seventh of all of our money for fighting”, although it presumably went into that obviously doomed effort with its eyes open.

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  1. zut alors

    I think you’re being generous with Labor winning 19 seats.

    As usual they mis-read the electorate when Bligh decided to flog off state assets. There was plenty of noise and unrest about it in Queensland but Bligh & Co thought things would simmer down and only a few of the peasants might remember when it came to election time.

    Wrong. And now it’s too late. For the state’s assets…and for Bligh.

    The LNP era will be dreadful but there’s no avoiding it. That’s another thing for which I won’t forgive Bligh.

  2. Tom McLoughlin

    The Dolt Report had one useful reflection – Rudd waxing lyrical post leadership vote, half (not) joking that it wasn’t a loss of leadership, but in fact “armageddon” more generally.

    Given Bligh ALP state govt is about to be trashed, is Rudd right? Would a victory for him have saved Bligh? Seems dubious.

    I noticed the front pager in the OZ below the fold with a intra alp back bite on Rudd too, that is mixing up the Kevins when he was PM, as if to say so what if Bob Carr fluffed a line in friendly company with Richo about PNG, no one’s perfect as per the Kevins blooper.

    Nice folks there in the upper echelons of the ALP. Indeed who needs enemies with stories run against each other in the Murdoch enemy press. When indeed will they control their rampant egos?

    There is something to be said for John Faulkner’s fabled discretion. Or at least some humility.

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