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Poll shows increasing favour for Barnaby Joyce to return to Deputy Prime Minister’s chair

‘We want him back’: Coalition voters want Barnaby Joyce reinstated as Deputy PM – despite the ‘problems’ he sparked for the Nationals over his affair with ex-staffer Vikki Campion

  • Poll showed most coalition voters want Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister
  • Forty-one per cent of respondents wanted him immediately reinstated to the job
  • The support comes despite the former Deputy Prime Minister’s scandalous past 
  • Mr Joyce was selected unopposed as the candidate for New England today 

A new poll has revealed the majority of coalition voters want Barnaby Joyce reinstated as Deputy Prime Minister despite his scandalous past.

A YouGov Galaxy Poll, posted by The Courier Mail, revealed 41 per cent of LNP voters wanted him reinstated immediately and 16 per cent preferred his return after the March election.

The proof of his enduring favouritism was shown today, when Mr Joyce was selected unopposed as the candidate for New England.

A new poll has revealed the majority of coalition voters want Barnaby Joyce reinstated as Deputy Prime Minister despite his scandalous past

A YouGov Galaxy Poll revealed 41 per cent of LNP voters wanted him reinstated immediately and 16 per cent preferred his return after the March election

A YouGov Galaxy Poll revealed 41 per cent of LNP voters wanted him reinstated immediately and 16 per cent preferred his return after the March election

No doubt it was a massive win for Mr Joyce, as it marked the first time he had fronted his preselectors since his extramarital relationship with Vikki Campion was exposed. 

Mr Joyce also drew further condemnation following his $150,000 tell-all interview with his new partner in June.

Mr Joyce told Fairfax Media that he had taken responsibility for his actions.

‘But you continue on. 

‘The democratic process means I go forward as a candidate and I’ll work as hard as I possibly can for that.’ 

Despite the melodrama, the poll showed 57 per cent of the 839 Queenslander LNP respondents supported Mr Joyce, though one in three did not want to see him in the leadership position. 

What’s more, the survey also revealed there is a desire for Nationals and Liberals to field separate Queensland candidates in the upcoming election. 

Forty-five per cent of respondents who vote LNP want the Liberals and Nationals to campaign separately at the election. 

Sixty-two percent of One Nation voters also support the notion. 

No doubt it was a massive win for Mr Joyce, as it marked the first time he had fronted his preselectors since his extramarital relationship with Vikki Campion (left) was exposed and his fell from grace

No doubt it was a massive win for Mr Joyce, as it marked the first time he had fronted his preselectors since his extramarital relationship with Vikki Campion (left) was exposed and his fell from grace

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