Scott Morrison’s popularity is holding firm against a troubled vaccine rollout and controversies about the treatment of women.
After a terrible few weeks, the prime minister’s approval rating has plunged. Meanwhile, a redistribution sees Victoria gain a seat and WA lose one.
Labor has hit the front in Newspoll, with a 52-48% two-party lead.
With Mark McGowan’s government set to control both house houses of parliament, there will be questions of accountability. For the Liberals, there will be questions of relevance.
The WA Liberals’ near wipe-out includes the seat of Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup.
Ahead of the state election on March 13, WA’s premier is enjoying a huge poll lead. He is so popular, a voter even got a tattoo of McGowan’s face.
Polling has Labor on a primary vote of 59%, which hasn’t been seen in a state election since New South wales in 1978.
Time is running out for the Western Australian Liberal Party. Polling points to a massive Labor landslide at the upcoming state election on March 13.
Australia has its own populist tradition. Unlike the US, it is about protecting Australians from the outside world, not asserting their liberties.