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Canberrans buck the trend with their bucks

By You cant be nonconformist if you dont drink coffee 26 October 2007 23

I was perusing the Financial Review today (as I occasionally do when there is absolutely nothing else to read) and came across an interesting mini-article on page 24. I can’t find the story on their website, but the article basically said that where every other punter in Australia is betting on the Libs to loose the election, 87% of voters in the ACT are actually betting on them to win…WHAT THE? I thought this was one of the safest Labor seats in existence!

The bookie’s rep quoted in the paper doesn’t quite think we’ve all turned blue blooded just yet though: “Rather than suggesting all ACT punters have become Coalition voters, it’s more likely that those in the ACT and, in effect, those closest to Australia’s political hotbed, believe the election is closer than the market is suggesting,” Mr Bookie said.

Is this about right? Or do all of you know something I don’t?

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el ......VNBerlinaV8 1:31 pm 30 Oct 07

The better scare campaign even.

Thumper 11:43 am 30 Oct 07

From the SMH.

During an interview with The Australian Financial Review on February 7, 2003, Rudd described himself as “an old-fashioned Christian socialist”. Today, the Opposition Leader still proclaims his Christianity but he has junked the “s” word. Now Rudd declares that he is an “economic conservative”.

Interesting times my friends. Is this election all down to Workchoices in the end?

caf 11:21 am 30 Oct 07

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