Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday's Fulminations

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Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Did you know there is nos radio or TV election advertising in Australia for two days before an election?

It's a great idea. Should apply also to opinion polls.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

That'll bugger up David Farrar's pro Clinton narrative.

Noel said...

Should apply to opinion polls.

Presumably because they can influence voters?

Asked an Aussie after their last election how come there are dust ups at the booths.
Said that here you can't be vocally political on the day.

He replied that it was the favoured sport heckling opposition voters on the day.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Last Adolf and The Cook went into town by train.

About halfway through the one hour journey therre came an announcement over the p.a.

"South Australian police regularly travel on public transport."

My immediate reaction?

The poor bastards can't afford to buy cars any more.

The Veteran said...

Adolf ... re above, like it. Re Polls. But the other six nationwide polls published that day (Thursday) had Clinton leading by between 1% and 11%. Two other polls in Iowa (won by Obama in 2012 by close on 6%) have Clinton ahead by between 13% and 14%.

Personally I prefer 'Burt'.

David said...

You keep flogging Drumpf's dead horse, Adolf, but it will not win this race.

Nate Silver has the best record of all the pollsters over the past 2 presidential elections and he has Drumpf at 20-25% at the moment. Now, that's not to say that Drumpf cannot improve, but he is not just a long way behind Clinton in the polls, but he is also a long way behind in money and party support. Clinton has 100% of the party machine behind her, Drumpf would be lucky to have 50%.

From saying he would fund his own campaign, Drumpf has now sunk so low that his fundraisers are emailing British and Icelandic politicians begging for donations. Seeking foreign money to fund a domestic election campaign is illegal in the US.

As much as I would have preferred a Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to Clinton, the simple fact is that Clinton has emphatically trumped The Donald.

David said...

Ooops, forgot link

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Woops. Earlier comment should have read:

'Last week Adolf and The Cook went into town by train.'

David said...

He replied that it was the favoured sport heckling opposition voters on the day.

Yep, looking forward to it.

Family First - why won't you put my family first and allow my step daughter to marry her girlfriend?

Greens - Why do you accept the science that underpins climate change and yet deny the science that underpins GMOs?

Christian Democratic Party - How can you be a Christian and a Democrat? One cancels out the other. You pine for the "Kingdom of Heaven", we live in the natural world.

Nick Xenophon Team - Why do you want to undermine the wages and conditions of some of the lowest paid workers?

ALP - When will you give up voodoo economics and return to your socialist roots?

Liberal - John Howard lied about the GST, Tony Abbott lied about no cuts to education and no cuts to health, why should we believe Turnbull on Medicare?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...


Eat your heart out.

David said...

Why's that, Adolf? No matter what happens, a politician will win. Just had one of my custy's drop in the Citizens Electoral Council leaflets. Looks good, if you are in to La Rouchian policies. :-)

Had David Lyjeonholm's Pro Tobacco crap arrive two days ago. He thought we'd hand it out to our customers! Dumped straight in the bin, just thankful he wasn't blanketing us with his leaflets advocating more gun violence.

I think it will be a close one, Turnbull will just sneak in, but The Senate will be a bigger nightmare for him than the last one. He will not be able to get a majority in the joint sitting so his ABCC (remember that?) will be defeated. He will then spend the next two years being white anted by the Religious Right in his party and meanwhile, the country suffers from lack of leadership.