The Popular Mr X

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    South Australian state politics received a palpable shock six weeks ago when Newspoll produced a stellar result for Nick Xenophon. His new party, SA Best, scored 32 per cent of the primary result (among the 800 people polled), with the Liberals trailing on 29 per cent and Labor on 27 per cent. Perhaps less surprising was the popular endorsement of Xenophon as preferred premier (46 per cent), much higher than incumbent Jay Weatherill’s 22 per cent and Liberal leader Steven Marshall’s 19 per cent. The figures signalled that Xenophon and SA Best are now the third major force in the state.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages4
    JournalInside Story
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2018


    • Politics - South Australia
    • Nick Xenophon
    • SA Best


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