Tis the season to be polling.
The PLP are conducting a robo-poll which is highly efficient and automated asking of four questions, all of which are testing whether the Premier should go to the polls right after Christmas when people are feeling a bit merrier than the normal doom and gloom of late:
- Are you likely to vote in next election?
- Do you think the country is going in the right or wrong direction?
- If a general election is called, will you vote for PLP or OBA?
- Do you approve of Paula Cox?
- Do you think the PLP deserves to be re-elected?
The last question is the crux of the poll. Should the PLP be re-elected? The answer to that question is all that matter. A slightly forgiving country around the holidays might be the mini-bump Paula Cox has been waiting around for.
This was not testing any candidates. just the mood of the country. To go, or not to go.
Note they don't even include the UBP in question 3, as they are a non-issue (other than in St. Geo where I suspect the OBA will sensibly not contest the seat and allow Kim Swan to run one on one for re-election).
Also there is another poll being conducted, I believe by Mindmaps, which asks quite possibly the dumbest question ever:
Which politician would you like to kiss under the mistletoe? (Seriously).
An attempt at some seasonal humour I suppose.
A better question would have been which politician will you let kiss your ass under the mistletoe? That would sum up the mood of the country better.