Pauline Hanson

There’s a serious misunderstanding of the intentions of many Donald Trump and Pauline Hanson voters.

Focus groups consistently show that a significant slab of them do not actively support the policies of their candidate, nor do they particularly want them to win. What many supporters seek is a shake-up of the cosy and narrow focus of Washington and Canberra, and they are using candidates like Trump and Hanson as grenades to help achieve it.