Early election vote poll dismissed

MACKILLOP candidates have dismissed the findings of a ReachTel poll that shows Liberal Nick McBride will overwhelmingly win the seat at the March 17 state election.

A poll of 615 residents across the MacKillop electorate found Mr McBride leading the primary vote with an overwhelming 56.7pc, followed by SA-Best candidate Tracy Hill (15.8pc), a Labor candidate (12.1pc), Australian Conservatives candidate Richard Bateman (5.1pc) and independent Jon Ey (2.8pc).

Almost 3pc of voters indicated they would first preference an “other/independent” candidate, while 2.3pc of respondents would vote Greens.

Of the 2.3pc of respondents who indicated they were undecided, more than half said they had


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