2019 federal election: How Labor lost the unloseable poll

Nicholas Stuart
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:38am, first published September 18 2019 - 4:00am

In the past 50 years only two elections have resulted in complete surprises: not predicted by polling, sentiment, or political professionals. The first was 1993 as John Hewson lost the "unloseable" election against Paul Keating. The second came in May. Scott Morrison destroyed Bill Shorten; Labor's primary vote plummeted to its lowest in a century.

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Nicholas Stuart

Nicholas Stuart is a Canberra writer.

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