The post by brownhillboy has obviously been put together with a good deal of thought. His list of Andrews' problems is comprehensive, and would spell trouble for the ALP at the ballot box, if Average Fred took the time to actually stop and consider everything. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to happen, as witness the number of people you hear who are single-issue minded. The bigger picture doesn't seem to enter into it.
For example, the "CFA fiasco" starts tomorrow amidst a deafening silence. Nobody is talking about branch stacking or most of the other issues brownhillboy listed.
As I write, the only thing on people's minds appears to be COVID-19, which has effectively drowned out just about everything else. If, and it's a big if, Victoria had an effective opposition leader, things might be different. As it is, O'Brien is coming across as that worst of all Australian epithets; a whinger. First, he screamed that Andrews should have relaxed the lockdown earlier, and two weeks later was saying that the restrictions had been relaxed too soon, and the Army should have called in earlier. Each comment is a reaction; nothing of his is proactive.
"The silent majority" is indeed there, but experience suggests that it is the "doesn't affect me" majority. A big scandal a month before the election is O'Brien's best hope.