Duck Shooting Poll

To: 'Wendy' <>, birding-aus <>
Subject: Duck Shooting Poll
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 13:47:58 +1100
The count is now over 7400, and the percentages have hardly moved, with the pro 
duck hunting vote still ahead.  Obviously a lot more people feel strongly 
enough about this issue to vote than previous ones, but it's interesting that 
neither side can make headway.  I assume there's no easy way to vote twice.

We can say that these polls are meaningless, but I can't imagine a politician 
ignoring 7000 votes.

Peter Shute

 wrote on Wednesday, 25 February 2009 1:02 PM:

> With a further 300 votes from when Peter checked the vote is
> still 58% in favour.
> However, as a friend pointed out to me, voting could be clouded by....
> "The thing is, it's not asking whether you're in favour of
> duck hunting, but whether you're in favour of a duck hunting
> SEASON, i.e., some people might think the question is asking
> whether, if there is duck hunting, it should be limited to
> only part of the year (so this is my position: there should
> be no duck hunting, but if there is duck hunting, yes, it
> should be limited to a season). It's a badly thought out
> question, but I trust the results of the poll aren't going to
> influence policy."
> Wendy Moore

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