Nov 27, 2017

Poll Bludger: Qld election results are disappointing for basically everyone

Yes, even Pauline Hanson.

William Bowe — Editor of The Poll Bludger

William Bowe

Editor of The Poll Bludger

As the result slowly comes into focus, Saturday’s election in Queensland appears to have found ways to bring disappointment to all comers.

Annastacia Palaszczuk will remain Premier, but it's touch and go as to whether Labor will get to a majority of 47 seats out of 93, as it will need to if Palaszczuk is to honour her depressing pre-election commitment not to make “deals” in a hung parliament.

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10 thoughts on “Poll Bludger: Qld election results are disappointing for basically everyone

  1. zut alors

    As much as many voters in South Brisbane support Greens policy the stakes were too high to abandon Jackie Trad. There was a scenario that Palaszczuk could be short of a majority by one seat…it could have been Trad’s by a handful of votes. The gamble was too great.

    1. thelorikeet

      But the Green’s “policies” appeal only in a feel good way, not a govern well way. I might support the Greens as a progressive alternative but only if they make sense or I am so desperate to revolt against the non-liberal LNP or the crushingly right-wing ALP. Not this time. They need to do better than Year 10 essay-style “policy”

      1. AR

        Perhaps it is your comprehension of complex ideas that is the problem.
        Neither T1 nor T2 have coherent narratives, flailing wildly about with Adani Yea, loan NO! or just plain Adani YEA! bugger the GBR.
        Hmm, a really hard choice.

    2. Stuart Johnson

      This is possible, but a strange choice, after all if you were wanting to vote Green then this is a choice between either a Labor majority or a Labor government requiring the Greens for support, which would appear to be a better option if you support Greens policy.
      There is no way that the Greens winning South Brisbane could have helped the LNP form Government – either Labor + Greens would have a majority or they wouldn’t – changing South Brisbane between Greens & Labor couldn’t change that since it doesn’t change that Labor + Greens number.

  2. Johnny B Bad

    With the welcome demise of Mr Denial Malcolm Roberts, can I speculate & say he must be the stupidest person whoever held a Senate seat.

    1. PaulM

      Johnny B, you don’t remember Albert Field in 1975, then.

      1. zut alors

        Field couldn’t string a sentence together – unfortunately, Roberts can (sort of).

  3. Aethelstan

    I watched Matt Canavan pronounce the result as a repudiation of Labour and the Premier … and I could not figure whether he was completely delusional or cynically spinning the result for all he was worth … either way it was pathetic as the LNP vote was down a massive 8%!!

  4. pjp

    Does this mean the end of Malcolm Roberts’ career in the public eye? Is he now free to return to his garden shed to pour over all that weather station data searching for more “evidence” of the UN-Jewish Bankers-Marxists-led climate change conspiracy? I won’t miss him nor his tinfoil hat.

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