A stunning Newspoll has revealed that Adelaide Crows Captain Taylor Walker is South Australia’s preferred Premier.
The Poll showed that 95 per cent of South Australian’s would prefer Walker to lead the state into the future, with SA-BEST leader Nick Xenophon polling 4 per cent, and former Liberal candidate Nigel Smart polling 1 per cent.
Walker, who is known to be eying a post football life in politics, has long been rumoured to run in the eastern suburbs seat of Dunstan, where he has strong support from members of the East Side Sippers community.
Walker famously released a comprehensive tax policy in the lead up to the 2017 AFL Grand Final, which identified changes to negative gearing, personal income tax and a reduction of all alcoholic taxes as key issues facing the country.
The latest poll comes as a blow to both the Labor and Liberal Party, who had hoped that Walker’s skill on the football field would not translate to the political arena. An Essential poll taken earlier this week showed that the East Side Sippers were leading the incumbent Labor party 98-2 on a two party preferred basis.
Irrelevant pundit Kane Cornes has been critical of Walker’s political aspirations, comparing Walker’s exemplary on field leadership as similar to the Fire Station captain who eventually sacked him. “If you want someone to take charge and get it done, sure throw your vote away and vote for Tex. My vote is going to the only bloke closer to the Chinese than Sam Dastyari – Kochie.”