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Majority of confusion in minority poll

An email to 2UE’s George Moore and Paul B. Kidd

Good morning George & Paul,

I’m just a little confused this morning. According to The Canberra Times today, a poll commissioned by The Greens says I’m in the minority (ACT says ‘yes’ to gay marriage http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-yes-on-gay-marriage-20130831-2sxw8.html) but pretty much every other poll in the country (NewsPoll, Roy Morgan, Nielsen, ReachTel, etc) say I’m in the majority in wanting a Coalition government.

So, if I’m in the minority and the majority, does this mean I add the minority and majority together and represent all views, or that I divide the majority by the minority, or that Canberra is a strange place when The Greens poll it?

I also intend on putting in a pre-poll vote this week so that my name isn’t available on the roll on Saturday for people to perform dodgy votes, and also so I can spend an hour voting below the line in the senate without creating a giant queue out the door.

Won’t you be glad when this is all over next week?

Samuel Gordon-Stewart

And yes, I am aware the polls are of different people and different subjects. I’m just having some fun on a Sunday morning with a subject which needs a little bit of humour added to it occasionally.

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#1 Comment By nbrettoner On September 1, 2013 @ 10:25 am

Good morning this fine father’s day day,
May all nasties-of-the-week; stay away!.

Dear Samuel thank you for humouring us with your amusing-yet-interesting insight into the way some birds work.
In saying this, I of course refer to the Poly-Ticking mechanisms found within the CHOC (Central Hub of Confusion). CHOC being the general meeting place of the species that belong to the reveered group
CDOACS (Completely Devoid of All Common Sense), or in it’s abridged version; EMU (Endlessly Meaningless Uterers).
The above-mentioned mechanisms fall into the category of no-longer-able-to function (NLATF). A recent beverage I believe has been created with this title (NLATF), in an attempt to abbreviate this endemic condition.
Perhaps, like many, I have had too much of it!.

#2 Comment By Samuel On September 1, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Oh dear Noel, it really is a good thing there’s less than a week of the election campaign to go.

Happy Father’s Day!