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One Nation support soars since election

AAP logoAAP 16/10/2016

The coalition is the biggest loser from a resurgence in support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation party.

Newspoll surveys since the July 2 federal election reveal support for One Nation in lower house seats has climbed to six per cent, up from 1.3 per cent on polling day.

In Queensland the minor party is attracting 10 per cent of voters, up from 5.5 per cent in July. In NSW and Western Australia, One Nation's support is six per cent.

Over the same period support for the coalition has dropped 3.1 per cent to 39 per cent, while Labor's vote has increased 1.3 per cent to 37 per cent.

Right on cue, Senator Hanson upped the ante on the Turnbull government demanding the immediate family of convicted terrorists be stripped of their citizenship booted out of Australia.

"I don't want them here," she told the Seven Network on Monday.

As well anyone wanting to become an Australian citizen should have to wait at least seven years instead of four.

If they then commit a criminal offence punishable by more than 12 months' jail, they should be deported, Senator Hanson says.

Cabinet minister Fiona Nash ducked questions on the One Nation resurgence.

"I'm focused on being part of the government that's getting on with the job," she told reporters in Canberra.

Labor senator Murray Watt is not surprised at the poll's findings although he suspects One Nation might go the way of the failed Palmer United Party.

"The more that people see of what she actually stands for, they're going to work out that she's actually not their friend and not supporting their interests," he said.

Greens senator Nick McKim reckons One Nation supporters will lose faith in the party once they see how the party's senators vote in parliament.

"I'm fairly sure that a number of people who supported her at the election will start to ask why they wasted their vote."

Treasurer Scott Morrison said governing was not easy and governments had to make difficult decisions that weren't always popular.

"Those who sit on the crossbench and other places don't quite have the same pressure applied to them in terms of the decisions they make," he told Ray Hadley 2GB radio.

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