This from an email newsletter from a recently re-elected Liberal senator from Queensland, while talking about the last federal election where her party got spanked:
"It would be very foolish not to acknowledge the broadside aimed at our Government in the recent election: Work Choices was unpopular; we weren’t seen as properly acknowledging the challenges of Climate Change; and some aspects of welfare reform were not communicated well."
What the fuck?? "not communicated well"? What, in the name of Satan's Pit Bull Terrier, is that supposed to mean? She's okay saying "unpopular", tries to pull a fast one with "not seen as properly acknowledging the challenges of Climate Change" but then "not communicated well". How slimy is that? She could have admitted that some aspects of welfare reform were, also, unpopular. But apparently the reforms were fine, they just didn't sell them well enough!
Incidentally, I don't remember there being an opinion poll attached to the ballot paper. All of this is still speculation. Well founded speculation in parts, but still just speculation.