Today’s Morgan poll is another shocker for the illiberal party and their country cousins, but even a 13.7% swing will not unseat the dynamic duo of Soph and Suz here on the border.
Just what would it take to get these two moved on? A swing of 16.3% in Indi and a 16.6% in Farrer, neither of which are particularly likely to come about.
Sophie is copping a lot of heat over her husband’s objection to a proposed abattoir in Wangaratta, but whether this issue will have any resonance with people in Wodonga, the other major centre in Indi, is questionable. Sophie’s mystery donation from British American Tobacco at the same time that she was shutting down the tobacco industry in Myrtleford seems to have slipped from everyones mind.
Susan has continued to do what she did in her first term, not very much. The greatest asset that the conservatives have in Farrer is the Albury branch of the ALP, a stale bunch of clichéd stereotypes.
When seats like Kooyong, Higgins and North Sydney are possibly in play it’s depressing to have these two lightweights so firmly entrenched.