Who is trying to skew a Stuff poll on asset sales? Here's who:
The www.mightyrivershares.govt.nz website is overloaded, and there are delays connecting with the 0800 number to pre-register interest in the share float. So even the efforts of the Distribution Workers Union seem to have failed to dent enthusiasm.
You can vote on the poll here. And here's how it currently stands, at 1.50pm on Tuesday afternoon:
Wow; 67.9% of the 3776 respondents to date (more than two thirds) agree with the partial sale of Mighty River Power. Whatever happened to the 80% of New Zealanders who opposed asset sales that the likes of all Labour's Davids, Winston Peters, Russel Norman amd Metiria Turei were banging on about last week.
They've all been busted; just like the Distribution Workers' Union.
UPDATE: Over 5000 people have now responded to the Stuff poll, and despite the best efforts of the DWU those who favour the MRP sale now comprise 71% of respondents.
And over 35,000 people have already pre-registered to buy MRP shares; around 10% of the number that it's taken Labour and the Greens a year to collect in just six hours.
The silent majority has indeed spoken.
Hat-tip (for the e-mail): Whaleoil