According to our small poll, over sixty percent of people are put off voting by the adversarial nature of party politics.
The results so far:
“When politicians capitalise on the ‘scandals’ and failures of other parties, how are you most likely to react?”
- It makes me more likely to vote for the complainant: 3.23% (2 votes);
- It makes me more likely to vote for the accused: 17.74% (11 votes);
- It makes me less likely to vote at all: 62.9% (39 votes);
- It doesn’t bother me: 16.13% (10 votes).
Total Votes: 62
Ok, so it is a very small poll with only a tiny handful of respondents since March this year, and there was no scientific method applied to it; but it is interesting that a large majority – nearly two thirds – said they were ‘less likely to vote at all’.
I wonder if the picture would be similar from a much larger sample?