Nov 24, 2017

Poll Bludger: One Nation slips in Qld, but we’ve been surprised before

A late poll puts One Nation in an uphill battle to gain the power balance in Queensland Parliament, but Pauline Hanson's guerrilla campaign may still have some upsets planned

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

For all its baffling complexity, tomorrow’s state election in Queensland can be well understood as a war on three fronts: the urban south-east, the regions, and the behind-the-lines guerrilla campaign waged by One Nation.

The first of these appears to be turning, perhaps decisively, in favour of Labor, which has gained traction with a campaign based around the “cuts and chaos” threatened by a governing Liberal-National Party and One Nation alliance.

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8 thoughts on “Poll Bludger: One Nation slips in Qld, but we’ve been surprised before

  1. klewso

    If the Limited News Party wins, how soon before they start crossing the separation of powers to stack the courts with their pets, to adjudicate in their future favour – like they did last time?

  2. Pedantic, Balwyn

    One Nation has more shonks, dills and trough feeders than even the LNP, so why would anyone vote for them? Anyone who actually studied the unlovely Pauline knows that she is only in it for herself, as most of her former senior cohorts have found out and left her alone.

    1. AR

      ooh, ooh!, I know that one!
      Coz they are braindead banana benders.

  3. zut alors

    We can safely predict one thing ie: if ‘x’ One Nation candidates win seats at this election, when the next one comes around in 2021 there will be far fewer than ‘x’.

    A percentage of voters are so disenchanted with politics they will play risk with One Nation, an underdog alternative – hope springs eternal. After a term of the usual One Nation disarray, embarrassments, scandals & shenanigans their MPs will effectively self-cannibalise.

    It will be diverting to sit back & observe James Ashby attempting the equivalent of herding cats.

    1. James Richards

      Look at the number of ex or dis-endorsed LNP Candidates. One Nation seems to be made up of people who couldn’t hope to ever be pre-selected for a Major Party, and the only reason they get votes is by slapping that xenophobic redhead’s face all over their campaign material.
      I don’t agree they attract those that are disassociated. It attracts those who want the freedom to be racist in a crowd.

      1. [email protected]

        With Malcolm Roberts having been found to have had dual citizenshipby the high court should not his party now be called two nations

    2. Mike Smith

      Unless X is zero, they can’t have a negative number of seats

  4. Ken Morehouse

    i would love to contribute to cricky and poll bludger but I am a pensioner and cannot afford anything for these. but I do value your serve. thank you for being here

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