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Another Government policy, another negative round of polls…at least that’s the way it seems to go recently.  It’s almost to the point where the Government announces a new policy then the polling organisations fall all over themselves rushing out some dubiously framed questions to evoke the results the media are clamouring for.

Of course along with the negative polls come the keyboard warriors and journalistic circle jerk known as the political media with their proclamations that the Government is done and they may as well hand the keys to the Lodge over to Tony right now.

So as a public service to these poors souls I’d like to expose them to a touch of reality:

  1. A poll taken of 1200 people (no matter how they are demographically selected) has absolutely no relevance at all…it’s worth a big cup of jack shit.  Especially when they conveniently exclude flood affected areas that may have a more benign view of the Government.
  2. The (apparently) most accurate polls are those taken by phone, which are done via landline.  This immediately eliminates a significant portion of people who only have a mobile phone…generally the younger generation.
  3. The Independents are extremely unlikely to switch sides now, knowing that Abbott wants an immediate election.  This would effectively cost them their position of power…when have you ever seen a politician refuse power?
  4. The election is 2.5 years away.  The chances of the public even remembering this week are so remote it’s not even funny.

All the Government needs to do is keep growing its backbone, ignore the stupid polling, take it up to the media jackals at every opportunity and get on with the business of governing.

Just remember…the only poll that counts is the election.

  1. Robert Paull
    March 15, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Hey MS Don’t pay no mind to what that fkn lunatic KRatt says @GT (always good for a laugh), I check out this site regularly. I’m not a click miser. Keep up the good work.

    • March 16, 2011 at 7:07 AM

      Thanks Robert…much appreciated.
      The Rat is no big deal…everyone knows his MO now…it’s always just flame bait

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