New governments tend to get a lot of tolerance from the electorate when they break their pre-election promises. People don’t like it, but the tendency to ‘give them a go’ tends to outweigh any sense in the electorate of disappointment or betrayal.
In the case of Queensland’s new LNP Government, the difference between pre-election promises and post-election actions has been wider than usual; the betrayal has been more than usually cruel.
And so the crash in support for the LNP in Queensland has been more dramatic than most new governments face.
But the new LNP Government has a much, much bigger problem than breaking the promises they made from opposition.
Only six months old, this Government is already breaking promises it has made since it won Government.