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JOE CARTHAGHAN / REUTERS Prime Minister Julia Gillard announces she will stand as an independent candidate at the state election in May.
Updated polling numbers for the May 26-28 general election show the Greens on course to make a comfortable win, having slipped by just three percentage points of support from 2013. In 2010 the Greens won 12.5 per cent of the national vote compared to the Liberal Party’s 22.9 per cent. The ALP’s share has been steadily falling since then, dropping to 12.5 per cent in the April by-election and 2.1 per cent in December’s state election. In Queensland the ALP has dropped by two points to 10.5 per cent of the vote, while the Greens are on 15.3 per cent.
The Greens have been the party of state governments since 2006. The LNP lost control of the state parliament in July but has benatyasastra.comen pushing Labor and the Greens hard in the state.
“The last quarter we’ve been leading, we’re leading on the one hand, by 7 percentage points with the Libs now at 10 and 6.3 percentage points,” party spokesman Simon Crean told a press conference in Queensland. “The LNP, particularly in this quarter, is down by eight points at 1바카라사이트1.2 per cent. We’ve been up more since August, and the Coalition are up by 2.4 percentage points at 4.6 per cent – or 5.8 per cent.”
Former Labor prime minister Kevin Rudd faces a tough campaign against the LNP’s Pauline Hanson, as he steps down as leader of the Liberal National Party in September.
The Greens won just 7.2 per cent of the vote in 2010 against 8.4 per cent for Labor. The party has lost a net of around 10,000 votes since 2004.
While Labor has lost support to the Liberals over time, the Liberals are in a solid position to form the federal government. They currently hold a commanding 51 of 60 seats, and in November they will have to field a candidate to replace Kevin Rudd as prime minister, after losing the support of the Liberal members of the upper house and the backbench in January. The Federal Government would need to win a balance of federal seats in a two-party preferred electoral system to form a majority government, a task that has become increasingly difficult since the federal election in 2011.
Mr Crean said the Greens were on course to form a government with as little as three federa