As reported yesterday, Camden Council did not give approval to a Muslim group for an Islamic school to be built in the area.
The decision was reported as being entirely due to racism with the official reason, based on planning grounds, was dismissed. TV reports showed the same woman wearing an Akubra hat with Australian flag telling reporters that "we don't want them here" or words to that effect.
Ninemsn carried a poll on its website asking the question "Is the Islamic school ban a victory for racism?"
Through to mid-afternoon yesterday the results were as follow:
Yes: 3338 No: 5820 Ratio: 0.574
Yes: 9955 No: 16833 Ratio: 0.591
Yes: 13467 No: 22495 Ratio: 0.598
When I had a look last night the ratio was about the same with Nos in the 40,000s.
I've pointed out a number of times that these polls tend to get stacked by those mostly pushing the left wing line, generally overnight, as follows:
Do you find Santa's Ho Ho Ho offensive?
Should Australian police use Taser guns?
Should gay couples get equal rights under the law?
Would you vote for the Coalition under Peter Costello?
Should the government give Dr Haneef his visa back?
Should school corporal punishment be reintroduced?
Do you believe Australia is one of the worst countries for workers?
The corporal punishment in schools and Peter Costello polls were the only ones that are not definitively leftist though Labor was pretty keen at the time for Costello to take over from Howard for the upcoming election.
I did send an email to Ninemsn some time back and they responded that they would look into it but clearly they're still happy to have any credibility their online polls do have to be trashed because this is what we woke up to this morning:
Yes: 125959 No: 48357 Ratio: 2.605
I can understand why the left needs to manipulate public polls. Redefining history is a necessary requirement for them to escape the negative effects that their policies have had on society but I don't understand why Ninemsn continues to allow these people to hurt their brand.