Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A margin of error: ABC misleads the electorate

The ABC breakfast program has demonstrated a lack of professionalism by publishing false and misleading information by claiming a contest between the ALP and the Greens.

In 2007
The Australian Labor Party in 2007 had a primary vote of 43,363 (49.51%)
The Greens 19,967 (22.8%)
The Liberal Party polled 20,577 (23.49%)

After distribution of preferences The Greens only managed to out poll the Liberal Party by a margin of 591 (0.67%) following the distribution of Democrats preferences.

The Contest is not between the ALP and the Greens 4% margin but between the Greens and the Liberal Party 0.67% margin.

The Greens also had the so called "Donkey" Vote which represents 1.5% of the electorate

The ABC did not interview the Liberal Party Candidate.

AEC Full results

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