I took a deep dive through McGowan's Facebook and Twitter and I would say its around 70 - 75 percent support of his decision.
The simple fact is the majority of people of WA are strongly behind him and support the border remaining closed " to keep them safe "
I think the people of WA are mostly good people but where I feel sorry for them is they don't understand that for the rest of the country (and much of the world) we are battered and bruised but we realized had to put our big boy pants on eventually and face covid head on and that's what we did
The end is in sight or at least a covid normal has been reached
Mark's speeches to the people of his state are of chaos, turmoil, misery and depression over in the bad east, really? mostly I see happy people going about their life, going to cafes, bars, restaurants, theatres, friends and family houses for dinner.
The health system is stretched but that was always in the modeling,
Dan and Gladys both pointed out last year that the health care system was in for a world of pain on the horizon but that we had to accept that was the price of no more lockdowns, less restrictions and the ability to head to SYD or MEL and fly anywhere in the world.. and also come back if you want as well
For WA the pandemic hasn't even begun yet , they have our last 2 years to come even if their leader has convinced them otherwise.
The trouble is the media will be reporting the ugly. On the face of it, after seeing the infection rate in SA and how we are so much more restricted now, than we were before the borders open, it isn't exactly unreasonable for those who have nothing to gain and everything to lose with borders open to support him.