Miners' survey says Grylls in hot seat
Brendon Grylls is at serious risk of losing his Pilbara seat in the March State election, according to a poll that kickstarts a ferocious advertising campaign by the big miners against the Nationals leader’s $5-a-tonne iron ore tax.
As Federal Labor confirmed its opposition to the iron ore impost, a poll for the Chamber of Minerals and Energy found an almost 20 percentage point fall in Mr Grylls’ primary support in the seat of Pilbara.
Pollster Utting Research found Mr Grylls had tumbled to just 19 per cent among respondents, with Labor recording 26 per cent, the Liberal Party 22 per cent and the Greens 12 per cent.
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