Rail Polls 15.12.2012

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Poor tortured water gumsThere’ve been at least three very different polls about the planned closure of the Newcastle rail line in the last 24 hours.

My favourite, being of the ‘Take your development plans and stick them up your jumper’ persuasion, is the NBN TV one from last night: over 70% of people disagree with the decision of the nasty men in suits. That one rings true with me.

73% of respondents disagree with the plan to close the rail

73% of respondents disagree with the plan to close the rail

Then there was the Herald’s bizarre pollĀ  from yesterday:the ‘agree question combined two very different concepts: firstly that idea beloved by morons that any decision is a good decision and secondly agreeing with closing the rail.

The result alleged therefore that two-thirds of people agree with removing the rail line. (Good luck trying to find the result of that poll. I wrote a whiney suggestion to the Herald about how much I hate their website now after I gave up trying to find it.)

Today the same paper asks whether respondents are more optimistic or pessimistic about Newcastle’s future now that Brad Hazzard has created the hazard of removing the rail line. It’s made people miserable, apparently. And yet people agreed yesterday. Go figure, as a relative used to say.

as usual, double-click on the images to enlarge them.

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NCC employees and McCloy cronies having the day off so the survey reflects the real world

NCC employees and McCloy cronies having the day off so the survey reflects the real world

 

 

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