Ke­neally polling ef­forts to no avail

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

WITH just two weeks un­til polling day, one thing has be­come clear about the NSW elec­tion – Kristina Ke­neally is far and away the bet­ter cam­paigner.

The pity for her is that it won’t make a dif­fer­ence to the out­come.

The premier has criss-crossed mar­ginal elec­torates dur­ing the past week as her Fair­ness for Fam­i­lies bus vis­ited var­i­ous lo­ca­tions.

Mean­while, Op­po­si­tion Leader Barry O’Far­rell has largely kept his cam­paign to smaller pol­icy an­nounce­ments in Syd­ney – apart from a $ 350 mil­lion pledge to widen the M5 mo­tor­way.

De­spite a mi­nor hic­cup at the start of her six-day tour – her Labor­branded bus broke down be­fore the jour­ney even started – Ms Ke­neally has made ev­ery stop a win­ner.

The premier re­lent­lessly spruiked prom­ises cov­er­ing ev­ery­thing from health, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and emer­gency ser­vices to horse rac­ing.

She was re­ceived like a celebrity – one 15 year-old boy cheek­ily scored a hug from the premier – and ef­fort­lessly min­gled with work­ers.

The prob­lem for Ms Ke­neally is that the polls in­sist she and La­bor won’t be in gov­ern­ment af­ter the March 26 poll.

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