COVID-19 impact on upcoming elections

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  1. twobobsworth

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    Agreed, massive impacts to the political climate too. NZ elections September, QLD October, USA November!.
     
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    I would imagine:
    • Jacinda is safe (always was),
    • Anastasia's bacon will be saved by COVID-19
    • Donald's bacon is well and truly burnt to a crisp by the happenings in USA.
    But, given the world we live, nothing would surprise me.
     
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    The Jacinda Ardern article was written two months ago.

    The Donald Trump article was written nearly two weeks ago.

    In a Covid-19 world, two hours is a long time; two days is last century.

    Two weeks is prehistoric; two months is before the Big Bang event.
     
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    Sadly, I think MTR is right.
    I like to track public opinion on Trump here: How Popular Is Donald Trump?
     
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    for sure... and election in Usa is november Corona or no corona Biden is no competition. I have no idea how he even got where he is.
    Anyone wondering why Obama has not endorsed him?? Very odd

    J Arden is a show pony.... and let the people vote

    Back to Oz......I am not a fan......not in our backyard
    This will never go down well

    Jacinda Ardern lashes Scott Morrison for 'testing' friendship over deportations to New Zealand
     
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    Early days for the USA.

    Let’s wait until we see how many Americans die and what that does to the Donald’s popularity.
     
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    The thing is that so far it has only impacted coastal states that weren't going to vote for him anyway. When the heartland feels the effects of a big outbreak it will be different.
     
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    Texas has three times the deaths as Australia and rising fairly quickly. If this would mean Texas turns blue, that could well change the outcome of the election!
     
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    Just so we're all on the same page - I will allow this thread to discuss all upcoming elections (including the US election), but here are the rules:
    1. discussion must be about how COVID-19 will impact on the elections
    Off topic posts will be removed.

    Other general rules about political discussions still apply.
     
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    How can I find out what the Greens want to do with CoV19, please?
     
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    Pretty much redundant . .liberals have implemented all their policies and idealogies fully supported by labor.
     
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    I agree.
    I'm generally a Greens supporter, but I'm not currently agreeing with Adam Brandt's facebook posts. For example this morning I saw one that minor parties aren't being consulted and involved. So what? A clear majority of the LNP and Labor is on the same page. If you have this big a majority, you don't need the minor parties and it could actually slow down things, which would not be good at all in the current situation.

    I'd still definitely support the Greens over either of the major parties though.

    It's going to be interesting to see how much of the socialist measures the LNP will be able to roll back after the crisis is over. Hopefully some will stick and there will be a little bit of a shift to the left in Australian politics.
     
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    Thats not true
    Where are the US coronavirus hot spots?
     
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    I am reluctant to give these economic measures a political color.

    Politicians of both persuasion had following candidates for support in the property sector:
    • Tenants
    • Landlords
    • Banks
    Clearly political maths (which might have economic modelling behind it) has sacrificed Landlords in preference to others - both residential and commercial.

    Since both the labor and greens were already against Landlords, it would appear that this shift by liberals would likely persist on all sides.

    I hope I am wrong, but once the economy starts to recover, other property related tax breaks might come on the chopping block, given the political shift by liberals - the only party defending these.

    Similarly economy will not snap back and the job seeker payments will not be wound back immediately and completely - even if to keep the money circulating.

    Job Keeper payments would depend on the state of economy especially the businesses which keep afloat.

    Stay Safe.
     
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    And Australia for that matter
     
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