Saturday, August 20, 2011

THE PROPOSAL FROM GRANDPA STATE

Stuff is running a poll on "Do you support Benefit Cards"

I accept that these polls are non scientific and with that question, very poorly worded.

The surprise for me was with the established tendency for any group to skew a result, this poll is running at a clear margin of 76.4 yes to 22.6 against.

I cannot help wondering if it would be any more emphatic if the question included the specific targeting of the proposed system instead of all benefits as the question suggests.

2 comments:

Mort said...

The people who have to fund the benefits want some responsibility shown by the recipients, and so having the rent and bills auto-paid is seen as a good thing. It will save the taxpayer money if we are able to stop the emergency benefit cash haemorrhaging

SHG said...

It's a Sunday. Those poll respondents are all oldies thinking they're voting for the Seniors "Free Ferries To Waiheke" Gold Card.