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  • I swing, but usually vote labor

    11 25.00%
  • Is there parties other then the Coalition?

    7 15.91%
  • $5 each way for me

    7 15.91%
  • Swinging Coalition voterl here

    6 13.64%
  • Greens

    6 13.64%
  • Labor, everytime

    5 11.36%
  • Independants

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  • Other single issue parties

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Thread: Which way do you go?

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    Which way do you go?

    Given a few of the recent off-topic topics, I have been wondering exactly what political demographic makes up AP. Clearly what I had though was way off, so lets have a poll, even if it isn't a credible one

    Obviously there is no need to get into a political debate/insult slinging match, but perhaps a post with a couple of the issues that are important to you when you vote would be interesting as well.
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    I will go first. Sound economics are perhaps the most important thing to me, as while the country is in good shape and people are spending money I have work.

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    I'm an immigrant, I love the color black

    I'm really not sure what you're getting at ?
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    Independents generally, I hate party politics. Looks like I don't get to vote in this poll.
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    Oooooooooo a poll, can't see polls on my iPhone, sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpb View Post
    Independents generally, I hate party politics. Looks like I don't get to vote in this poll.
    I added Independants!
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    How about totally disaffected with the lot of 'em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty72 View Post
    How about totally disaffected with the lot of 'em?

    Vote 1 the donkey
    Wouldn't have needed any other options then

    Thanks Rick, how could I forget the independents.

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    I would suspect that there's quite a range on AP. It's pretty big. Interesting to see what the poll shows. Maybe we could have gravy for the "donkey" voters.
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    I guess, if Australia actually still had a liberal party, I might vote for it.

    The current mob that masquerades as a liberal party is anything but.

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    I vote for the person who will put the greatest effort into representing my electorate. That generally precludes the major parties.

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    Where is the who cares option??

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    I think a lot of people would change the way they voted if they understood the system better and how preferences work. A protest vote for a minor party can actually mean you are, in effect, voting for the major party that you are protesting against, due to preferences.

    Also the Rudd / Gillard affair highlighted that many people don't realise that we don't vote for the leader, and people are influenced by our presidential style campaigns.

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    I'm the reason they have elections.

    Have more of a liberal leaning, but have crossed the floor on occasions, when it's advantageous locally.

    Funny thing is, am probably more a shade of light green, but wouldn't dare waste a vote on the current bunch of loonies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BAD4U View Post
    I think a lot of people would change the way they voted if they understood the system better and how preferences work. A protest vote for a minor party can actually mean you are, in effect, voting for the major party that you are protesting against, due to preferences.
    Hoolie Doolie! This is so wrong it's almost funny. This is the exact opposite of the truth. That is what the preferential system is for - vote for who you like, and if you can't have them, you get your second choice, and third, and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tannin View Post
    Hoolie Doolie! This is so wrong it's almost funny. This is the exact opposite of the truth. That is what the preferential system is for - vote for who you like, and if you can't have them, you get your second choice, and third, and so on.
    Thanks for agreeing with me

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    No worries 2BAD4U. This is not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of verifiable fact.

    In the Australian electoral system, there is no way to achieve anything like the backwards result you mentioned. (Unlike the unfair and rather primitive US and UK systems, which work just as you say.) It is, plain and simple, impossible. So we don't have to "agree to differ" on this matter - if you understand how voting works in Australia, the answer is plain. If you don't understand the Australian system, then we can talk it over.

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    This sounds like a dangerous thread.
    May end up almost as bad as the Carbon Tax thread.

    Personally, I think we should stay away from politics here, as it could make enemies out of people, whereas the aim (I guess it is anyway) of this forum is to bring photographers together, and not drive them apart.

    I haven't voted and don't really want to be a part of a slanging match.
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    I dont seem to be able to see my option there... no i dont mean gravy! (though there should be gravy there)

    I dont vote based on what party i like or dislike. I dont donkey vote. I dont vote indies as a from of punishment for a party i dont like. I dont vote for what my parents voted for, I dont vote for whoever is popular at the time... i base my votes on what each politically party has to offer come election time, what policies they put forward, what i gain from said policies, what the country gains from said policies, etc.

    i want gravy...

    VOTE 1

    VOTE GRAVY!

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    I'm with Ving on this. If everybody cared about voting, and voted for the people that they believed would do the best for their country and electorate. We'd have a lot more of a chance getting a government that we appreciate.

    Donkey votes are a waste - and too many people I know that Donkey vote always complain about 'stupid politicians'

    $5 dollars each way for me.

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