The latest fail concerns Labour leadership aspirant David Cunliffe. On his website he's running a poll, asking whether people are better off or worse off after the Budget. There's just one problem; the Budget is still some 41 hours away!
That, of course, did not escape the eagle eye of David "Cluster" Farrar who immediately fomented happy mischief with this post:
Labour Finance Spokesperson David Cunliffe has a poll on his website asking “How did the National-Act Budget affect your family?”. 86% of respondents have already said they will be worse off.
Quite remarkable to do a poll on how the Budget has affected your family prior to the details of the Budget being known.
It's had the desired effect. Over 150 people have now voted, and overwhelmingly, they reckon that the yet-to-be-delivered Budget has left them better off! We look forward to a question to John Key or Bill English tomorrow afternoon along the lines of "What reports has the Minister seen with regard to the public's response to the Budget?"!
Oh dear. We suspect that Mr Cunliffe's webmaster will be getting a callout this evening.
UPDATE: As of 6am Wednesday morning, Cunliffe's poll is still there, and it's a landslide. He's had 455 respondents, of whom a massive 400 (88%) say they are better off after the budget (such foresight!), whilst only 10% (Labour's remaining constituency?) claim to be worse off. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to have our say Mr Cunliffe!