Day: May 22, 2019

Australian Election 2019: Poll predictions fall flat as voters reject Labor’s ambitious reforms

Labor’s opposition to Adani coalmine project, fear of rising costs following their proposed economic reforms and Shorten’s low popularity were a few of the key factors responsible for the Party’s defeat, writes Rabindra Mukherji Pollsters in Australia had to cut a sorry figure again, as their predictions went horribly wrong, and they were unable to gauge the popular sentiments in this year’s Australian elections. There is an underlying lesson to it for all subsequent elections in the country and elsewhere, where healthy and vibrant democracies thrive. In a democracy, voters can spin a surprise, like it or not, sometimes...

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