Nationals' Michael McCormack dodges question on his support for Barnaby Joyce

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McCormack is considered most likely person to command majority support if Joyce quits or faces challenge

Nationals MP Michael McCormack has dodged questions about whether he supports Barnaby Joyce hanging on as Nationals leader, only lending the besieged deputy prime minister support on the eighth time the question was put to him.

McCormack, considered by colleagues as the person most likely to command majority support in the Nationals party room if Joyce quits or faces a challenge to his leadership when federal parliament resumes next week, sidestepped questions about the rolling debacle on Sky News on Monday.

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