People are being urged to be highly sceptical of polling numbers released today for the seat of Kooyong and to remember to vote strategically in this election.
The polling numbers are wildly out of step with other polls that have been seen by a number of the candidates, and the methodology is odd and potentially misleading, given that polls usually ask follow up questions to determine the voting intentions of undecided voters.
Oliver Yates said that if these numbers were repeated on election day, Josh Frydenberg would be most likely to win.
“If voters in Kooyong want to get rid of Josh Frydenberg, if they want a candidate who takes climate change seriously, they need to vote 1 Yates and vote 2 for either Julian Burnside or Jana Stewart.
“What is consistent in this poll with other polling we have seen, is the low vote for Frydenberg.
“Voters need to understand that they don’t lose the power of their vote by putting Yates 1 and the party they may have traditionally voted for, second. It just increases the chance we have of removing Josh.
“And, by voting this way, it gives all three candidates seeking to knock off Josh the best chance of consigning him to history,” said Mr Yates.
“If the numbers in the Greens poll are right, and they’re are questionable given the failure to distribute the “undecided voters”, Josh Frydenberg will be re-elected.
“Frydenberg’s polling is consistently down at 42%, so let’s make sure we get him out by voting strategically. Preference flows will be key. It’s important to protect the Yates preference votes from spilling back to the Liberals.
“If traditional Greens and Labor voters don’t vote 1 Yates and 2 Burnside, in a coordinated effort to remove Josh Frydenberg, then the likelihood is that Josh will win. This electorate doesn’t want that. We mustn’t squander this opportunity.
“If you want an experienced business person who understands how the economy can prosper in a transition to a cleaner environment, Vote 1 Yates. I am the only candidate in Kooyong with the passion, vision and business track record to properly address climate change."
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