My new poll shows Len Brown will get 90% of the vote.
Even though the survey is unscientific and consisted of a self-selected group most of whom think like me, it provides an interesting take on the two weeks of intense political and media scrutiny of Mr Brown’s credit card expenses.
When readers were asked who they would vote for as Super City mayor, Mr Brown got 90 per cent support, well ahead of Mr Banks on 2.9 per cent. A further 1.3 per cent said they would vote for another candidate and 5.8 per cent did not know.
Last month, a scientific Herald-DigiPoll survey showed Mr Brown with 48.4 per cent support to Mr Banks’ 37 per cent in a head-to-head match-up.
I acknowledge my poll is as scientific as getting the numbers by throwing darts at dartboard while blindfolded. But I will still pretend it shows something. Can be compared to a scientific poll.
I will publish the comparison as if it’s actual news. Politically convenient that I do so.
So, I conclude a fortnight of National smears has backfired on Banks.
Now. Read this. Tell me which is the satire of journalism.