One Nation soars post-election, Newspoll shows

One Nation soars post-election, Newspoll shows, by Phillip Hudson.

Support for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has risen fourfold across the nation [to 6 percent] since the election and almost doubled to 10 per cent in Queensland, Newspoll shows. …

One Nation appears to have made its gains over the past four months from other minor parties and independents, as well as ­taking a slice of support from the Turnbull government. …

Senator Hanson and her colleagues hold the balance in the Senate because the government cannot pass legislation opposed by Labor and the Greens without One Nation’s support. …

The Coalition’s primary vote of 39 per cent is down three percentage points since the election, while Labor is up 1.3 points to 36 per cent. Based on preference flows from the election, Labor holds a two-party-preferred lead of 52 per cent over the Coalition’s 48 per cent.

hat-tip Matthew