Narungga voters backing candidates supporting grain industry policies

More than fifty five percent of voters in the Narungga Electorate surveyed in a phone poll on behalf of Grain Producers SA (GPSA) are more likely to vote for a candidate or political party with policies that support the grain industry.
The seat of Narungga, which is home to one of the state’s largest grain producing areas, will host GPSA’s third and final State Election Forum in Maitland on 8 March 2022.


GPSA Chief Executive Officer Brad Perry said the results of the poll, undertaken by uCommunications, demonstrate that many issues important to grain growers are also vital to the communities in which they live.


“More than 55 per cent of voters polled in the Narungga Electorate are more likely to vote for a candidate or political party with policies supporting the grain industry and this is a statistic that cannot be ignored by those running for the seat of Narungga,” Mr Perry said.


“GPSA recently released its 2022 State Election Priorities and we are urging all candidates and political parties running in this election to back our policy agenda.


“According to the poll, voters in Narungga want to see commitment to addressing the regional road maintenance backlog, doing more about mobile blackspots in farming areas and helping farmers adapt to a changing climate.”


The phone poll results included:

  • 85.6% believe the grain industry is very important or somewhat important to the state’s economy
  • 93.6% believe it is very important or somewhat important for the candidate or political party they vote for to commit to addressing the regional road maintenance backlog
  • 88.5% strongly agree or agree the State Government should do more to fix mobile blackspots in farming areas of Narungga
  • 68.3% strongly agree or agree that more needs to be done by Government to help farmers adapt to a changing climate.
  • 42.2% are more likely to vote based on commitment to investing in research for the grain industry

SA’s 2022 State Election Priorities, click here.

For interviews, contact Brad Perry, GPSA CEO, on 0418 619 907

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