ACT 2020 Australian Capital Territory Election - October 17

Who are you voting for/would you vote for?

  • Liberal Party of Australia (ACT Division)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (specify in post)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    9
  • Poll closed .

Remove this Banner Ad

Log in to remove this ad.

Caesar

Ex-Huckleberry
Mar 3, 2005
25,283
10,832
Tombstone, AZ
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Caesar resents a successful and educated populace, what else is new?
I like a successful and educated populace. You’d just have to be a fool to think that the preponderance of cozy government jobs isn’t a big factor in why the ACT votes so differently compared to most other successful and educated areas.

But like you said - what else is new?
 

Gough

Moderator
Sep 29, 2006
50,340
86,522
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Caesar resents a successful and educated populace, what else is new?
It's the same rationale that allows absolutely eyewatering government debt and the continued existence of Berejiklian is Premier, as long as the Libs do it, it's okay. But don't forget it's only the Labor supporters who are the party operatives here.
 

Johnny Bananas

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 10, 2010
6,157
7,480
A sugar refinery
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
I like a successful and educated populace. You’d just have to be a fool to think that the preponderance of cozy government jobs isn’t a big factor in why the ACT votes so differently compared to most other successful and educated areas.

But like you said - what else is new?
I'd say the preponderance of entry-level jobs available across the ACT economy is a big factor in why the ACT votes so differently compared to most other successful and educated areas.

 
Last edited:

Vindicater

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 16, 2013
8,462
10,585
AFL Club
Essendon
Analytics will be interedting to see here.

Weird voting trend.

Labor appear to have stayed stable while the liberals have taken a big hit on first preferences which on first look at the numbers seems to have gone to the Greens.

Normally the Greens steal votes from the ALP but this time it appears to have gone the other way.

Could this be the first sign of a new generation of voters?
 

Hank Scorpion

Premiership Player
Nov 17, 2013
3,524
6,922
Victoria
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
Sheffield Wednesday
Analytics will be interedting to see here.

Weird voting trend.

Labor appear to have stayed stable while the liberals have taken a big hit on first preferences which on first look at the numbers seems to have gone to the Greens.

Normally the Greens steal votes from the ALP but this time it appears to have gone the other way.

Could this be the first sign of a new generation of voters?
Or possibly Greens took votes from ALP, ALP took votes from Libs, giving the appearance of standing still. Difficult to tell without directly polling it.

Queensland should give a better clue in two weeks - should provide a few more metrics to test the theory if the Greens do well in Brisbane.
 

RW

Premium Platinum
Jan 11, 2003
15,504
17,002
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
In Canberra at the moment, but not enrolled to vote here - the Hare-Clark electoral system gives me a headache. My admiration for Antony Green just went up a notch, the guy's election knowledge is incredible.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Fire

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 12, 2003
10,501
3,915
New York
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Analytics will be interedting to see here.

Weird voting trend.

Labor appear to have stayed stable while the liberals have taken a big hit on first preferences which on first look at the numbers seems to have gone to the Greens.

Normally the Greens steal votes from the ALP but this time it appears to have gone the other way.

Could this be the first sign of a new generation of voters?
Yes, there's a slew of edicated, socially liberal fiscal conservatives out there that are put off by the dry libs (who currently run the show), but who do not want anything to do with the union movement.

I am wondering how the greens will evolve.


The demographic of the greens vote doesn't really line up with the traditional perception of them; its similar to ON, who are seen as a far right party but is made up mostly of just disenfranchised protes voters. Its not uncommon to see that when ON sheds votes in some places, the majority flow to the ALP. In the future we might see something similar with the greens and the LNP.
 

Howard Littlejohn

Brownlow Medallist
May 30, 2006
15,612
8,703
Canberra
AFL Club
North Melbourne
In Canberra at the moment, but not enrolled to vote here - the Hare-Clark electoral system gives me a headache. My admiration for Antony Green just went up a notch, the guy's election knowledge is incredible.
Hare-Clark is great, we just need to follow Tasmania and use Robson Rotation. Even easier to do with so much of the voting being electronic.
 

Remove this Banner Ad