Palmer, Hanson and Joyce topped list of least-liked politicians


Senator Hanson had a positive rating among 21 percent of voters, while 46 percent were negative, 27 percent were neutral and 6 percent did not know her. This produced a net score of minus 25 percent by subtracting the negative from the positive number.

National results have been consistent over several months but do not show local support, a key factor for the Nationals, One Nation and UAP as it draws voters from regional Australia and especially Queensland, a battleground key in elections.

Mr Kelly, who quit the Liberal Party in August and registered as the only MP for Mr Palmer’s party, insisted he was seeing positive results from internal polls on his chances of winning. occupy Hughes’ headquarters in southern Sydney.

“Our polls show that we have a real chance and a real chance, not only in my seat in Hughes, but in many seats across the country,” he said.

Mr Kelly said his criticism of vaccine mandates and restrictions on freedom resonated with voters, saying there was “huge resentment” towards Labor and Liberal parties over state lockdowns by governments of both faiths.

When asked if he would run for the Senate rather than the lower house because it might give him a better chance of victory, Mr Kelly said he would “stay with Hughes” and challenge the seat of the lower house, with an “open checkbook” to fund the campaign.

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Senator Hanson did not get enough support in the Senate last month for a bill banning vaccination warrants, with just five coalition senators backing his decision, but his political base in New South Wales and the Queensland remains important.

One Nation secured three places in the upper house in 2016 – Senator Hanson, fellow Queensland Malcolm Roberts and NSW Senator Brian Burston – but lost the NSW seat in the 2019 election. Senator Hanson is at risk of being re-elected in 2022, while Senator Roberts’ term expires in 2025.

One nation won 438,587 primary votes in lower house elections in the last election, or 3.1 percent of the national tally. He won 788,203 primary votes in Senate races.

The UAP received 488,817 votes in the lower house, 3.4% of the national total, but only 345,199 primary votes in the Senate.

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The Nationals won 642,233 votes in the full lower house and 1.2 million in the Queensland National Liberal Party, with another 38,837 for country liberals in the Northern Territory.

Survey results point to danger to the federal government of Mr. Joyce’s net negative rating among voters nationwide, finding The Sydney Morning Herald and Age first revealed in July.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not held a joint press conference with Mr Joyce since the Nationals leader was reinstated in his post in June, when he won a challenge against his predecessor Michael McCormack. Mr McCormack had been a leader since February 2018, following Mr Joyce’s resignation after weeks of publicity over his relationship with former councilor Vikki Campion.

Mr Joyce had a positive rating among 16% of voters in November, while 45% were negative and 28% were neutral and 11% did not know him. This produced a net score of minus 29 percent.

Mr Joyce had a net score of minus 29% in July, minus 32% in August, minus 26% in September and minus 30% in October.

But the Deputy Prime Minister countered those findings, saying his support for regional Australia was a bigger step.


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