Federal election 2019: Expert queries substance

A LACK of a big, single issue to sway voters will work against independents trying to upset The Nationals in Mallee, a politics expert believes.

Deakin University senior politics lecturer Geoff Robinson predicts the Nationals will hold the seat at today’s election.

“Historically it’s a strong seat for the National Party and there’s the absence perhaps of the huge issues that would cause rusted-on National Party voters to shift,” he said.

“The anti-Nationals vote seems like it is going to be somewhat dispersed between Labor and at least a couple of the independents, and that’s going to be another problem as well I think.”

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