Labor must merge with One Nation to win

The ease with which Labor can win the next federal election is nicely illustrated today by two stories. The first is that ScoMo’s polling is very weak for a honeymoon period PM as the weak economy drags him down. The second is captured nicely by Peter van Onselen:

The Australian Electoral Commission has released data that shows Bill Shorten’s Labor Party won more of the two-party vote on election day than the Coalition did. However, Labor was trounced in the pre-poll and postal votes, which delivered Scott Morrison an unexpected victory.

…The opposition won only five of 16 seats in WA and six of 30 seats in Queensland. Labor won 57 seats around the rest of the country compared with the Coalition’s 43.

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