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Friday, September 02, 2005

We Regret to Advise.................

Poor old Audrey Young! You can hear the splatter of her tears dropping into the puddle beneath her chair as she desperately tries to report a dramatic swing to national as just a 'Labour's lead cut.'

Tucked away as an afterthought is the news that in fact National is polling at 43.2%, 2 percentage points ahead of Labour. Other pollsters and commentators have demonstrated the good sense and decency to provide commentary on both sides of a significant mid poll event. But not Ms Young. Such comment would require a different headline. "Poll result Crushes Labour.'

Worse still is the scandalous ommission of any comment whatsoever on the most significant result of all, ACT polling at 3.2%.

'Act would disappear altogether but may be slightly heartened by a marked improvement in the second segment of this week's poll to 3.2 points.'

This is lazy, partisan hackery at its worst.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 9/02/2005 06:51:00 AM

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

adolf..i agree with your assesment of under-reporting of the surgette in support for act..but as far as the nats are concerned (son of orewa bounce notwithstanding)..it's still a coalition wasteland out there..

and if don does the promised(?) deal in epsom..we learn this morning clark will ask labour supporters to vote national in the electorate..and the labour candidate has indicated he will stand down...(and it's now too late to get national candidate worths' name taken off the ballot papers..doh..!.)

it's a bit like watching an exciting high-stakes game of poker..eh..?

(know when to hold..and when to fold..heh heh..)

the last week of the campaign should be interesting..eh..?

yours in spit-laden verbiage..

phil(whoar.co.nz)

9/02/2005 07:38:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

phil, you're letting your prejudices get in the way of your maths.

9/02/2005 07:43:00 AM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Phil, Act doesn't need a concession in Epsom. Rodney will win on the merits.

9/02/2005 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Mike Collins said...

Phil,

Clark's comments are laughable and will have the kiss of death for the National candidate. No self-respecting Nat is going to vote for who Helen Clark says they should. And at 12% it's not as though the Labour candidate has a lot of votes in the bank anyway. Considering many Labour voters will not be able to bring themselves to vote for Worth in any case.

9/02/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger Gooner said...

Anyway, the ballots are in so Nash can't stand down any more than Worth could.

9/02/2005 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but gooner..if don does the promised(?) deal...and tells nats to tick act...nash and clark can still tell those thinking of voting labour to vote tactically..to keep rodders out....and that will be a powerful message..

adolf...show me your maths..that tells you the right can pull it off...

(remember..brash has played his two big cards..tax and race...what's he going to do for the next two weeks to maintain any momentum..?..)

phil(whoar.co.nz)

phil(whoar.co.nz)

9/02/2005 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Phil, you blokes really crack me up. Last week your lot was all asplutter telling us Little Donny had shot his bolt with the 'single shot' of tax cuts. Well you'd better get used to the fact that the Gnats and Act are in semi auto mode and they have a stack of ammo. The only mob still using bolt action rifles is Labour. They are relying on credibility and trust, I believe.

9/02/2005 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous tincanman said...

Credibility and trust? "The foolish man labored to build a house upon sand".

9/02/2005 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Jordan said...

The lazy, partisan hackery is all in National's favour. The real story of that poll is that Labour was 11 points ahead by the time of the race speech.

9/02/2005 05:39:00 PM  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

You mean the anti-racism speech. See Lucyna's latest post for guidance as to behaviour.

9/02/2005 05:49:00 PM  

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