Against all the polls, the money, advertising, and the non-stop media coverage, against all expectations — the Extreme Climate Fix was a flop.
The Labor Plan to cut Australian emissions by 45% percent is over — per capita this would have been a world record sacrifice in a country already increasing their renewable energy faster than any other.
Labor was tipped to win decisively in every poll. Even in the exit polls. People told pollsters one thing, then they voted the other way, and hid that again on the way out the polling door.
This then is not just the abject failure of climate change as a vote winner, it was also a crashing fail for the pollsters. Thousands of Australians have been badgered and bullied into saying they believe in climate change and they were not going to vote for conservative or right leaning parties. They knew it was more trendy to vote for Labor, but when the time came, they voted against them both.
Bullying works in public, but people vote alone.
The only seat that broke this rule was the massive battle at Warringah, where GetUp threw everything they had …