The Nat’s invisible man

Via The Australian comes the Nats invisible man:

Internal Nationals polling shows the party will struggle to hold the regional NSW seats of Cowper and Page at the federal election, and party leader ­Michael McCormack is virtually unknown to voters and poorly rated by those who are aware of him.

Polling conducted for the party in NSW before Christmas confirmed fears that Cowper — being vacated by Luke Hartsuyker — was at risk of falling to independent candidate Rob Oakeshott, while Kevin Hogan was under siege in Page.

The pollsters found Mr ­McCormack, who replaced Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister nearly 12 months ago, was “near invisible” to voters, but those who had heard of him were more likely to be ­dissatisfied with his performance.

Leadership change anyone? Lol.

Comments

  1. > “near invisible” to voters, but those who had heard of him were more likely to be ­dissatisfied with his performance.

    Bahahaha!

  2. Cowper was insular coastal and inland farmers. It’s now retirement towns Coffs and Port Macquarie.

    • Good insight. Changing demographics can drastically Change voting patterns over a couple of elections.

      • I think it will still lean right, but liberal (boomers) rather than national. If an indi gets in, then the next election I think it will be liberal

  3. I like Kevin Hogan, seems a good local member, answers emails etc, even if he doesn’t agree with you.

    • bolstroodMEMBER

      Kevin has a 100% record of voting against having the Banking Royal Commission.
      Being an ex merchant banker may explain this.
      National Party coal Toady .

  4. It’s not out of the question that Abbott and Barnaby are leading what’s left of their respective parties after May.