Comparing the Individual Polling Booth Results that are both in Dawson (2010 Federal) and Whitsunday (2009 State).
Over one third of Ms Jarratt's supporters have 'jumped ship' in the Tourism and Sugar focused state electorate in North Queensland in just 12 months - with the Greens and LNP being the main beneficiaries.
Political Marketing Formula:
(Z=% swing against)
(Y=Photos in paper)
A much publicised campaign by Peter O'Reilly, CEO
of Tourism Whitsundays, who claimed that he would use 'his muscle power' during the campaign as a bargaining tool, may have contributed to the booth that has seen the ALP lose over half its base in twelve months.
It appears that the more Tourism Whitsundays & Enterprise Whitsundays dragged politicians and wannabes out for an issue, the more it will backfire.
This dramatic desertion of ALP support in Airlie Beach can only be interpreted as displeasure by the public in the management of both Tourism Whitsundays and Enterprise Whitsundays.
It appears our RTO has done our region another bad blow by aligning with the wrong team.
Below are the 'Booth by Booth' results for every booth that is both located in the Federal seat of Dawson, and the State seat of Whitsunday. The numbers are in percentages. The 2010 results are from the recent Federal election, and the 2009 results are from the Queensland State election.
|Polling Booth||ALP 2010||ALP 2009||GRN 2010||GRN 2009||LNP 2010||LNP 2009|
The people have spoken. Maybe a federal investigation into our RTO's to see how politicised they really are may be a good idea?