Muffin Break Election Bean Poll Does It Again

Published: Mon 10 Nov 2008 01:26 PM
10 November 2008
News release
Muffin Break Election Bean Poll Does It Again
For the third election in a row, the Muffin Break Bean Poll got the result right.
It correctly picked National to win, with a 12% lead over Labour, it also had the Greens as the third largest party and predicted the demise of NZ First.
"Although unscientific, our Bean Poll has a better success rate than most of the official polls. Those beans seem to be a very good judge of the mood of the nation," says Muffin Break general manager Garry Croft.
A staggering 120,000 people cast their coffee bean in the 2008 poll.
The final Bean Poll results put National on 44% (actual 45.5%) Labour on 32% (actual 33.8%) the Greens on 11% (actual 6.4%) and NZ First on 4% (actual 4.2%). Votes for the other parties made up the rest.
"Our customers indicated they wanted a change at the top and the rest of the country agreed with them," says Croft.
And, yes, he promises the Muffin Break Bean Poll will be back in 2011.
The final Bean Poll result can be viewed on

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