WA Labor Party Could Gain Both Houses Following Huge Lead in Election Polls

The Western Australian (WA) Labor Party appears to be on track for an unprecedented win in the upcoming March election after February Newspoll results, conducted by The Australian, showed the WA Labor Party with an unassailable lead. The results released on Feb.19 showed Labor had a 36 point lead over the WA Liberal Party in the two-party-preferred vote. In terms of primary votes, 59% of Western Australians also said they preferred the Labor state government. This is an increase from 42.2% in the 2017 elections. Meanwhile, the Liberals only received 23% of the primary votes, decreasing from 31.2% in 2017. The Nationals, Greens and One Nation parties secured 2%, 8%, and 3%, respectively, all dropping from their 2017 primary votes. WA Premier Mark McGowan also received the tick of approval, with 88% of those polled satisfied with his performance. The premier, though has argued that the results should be taken “with a …
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