Remember that poll we featured a week or so ago asking if you’d vote for a party which supports the Labor Internet filter? Having run on 17 Australian technology sites, the poll is now closed and the results are clear: virtually no-one wants to vote for the filter.
Of the total 38,427 votes cast, a whopping 97% — 37, 228 people — said they would not vote for a pro-filter party. Only 809 (2%) said they would, while 1% (390) didn’t care.
Yes, we know: Internet polls aren’t statistically valid, and you’d hardly expect a tech-savvy group of readers to support the filtering proposal in its current form. But what the poll demonstrates is that there’s a sizeable group of informed people who do rate this as a relevant issue for politicians to consider.
Sadly, it’s not likely to fight its way into the sound-bite driven push by both major parties towards the lowest common denominator, but at least some party strategists might realise this is an issue people are interested in.