Lee Parkes from Park Beach Plaza Muffin Break shows the results of the in-store Unofficial Election Bean Poll.
Lee Parkes from Park Beach Plaza Muffin Break shows the results of the in-store Unofficial Election Bean Poll. Trevor Veale

Coffee lovers cast their vote

SECOND preferences will be important in the federal election, according to the latest poll of Cowper voters who drink coffee.

Among the café latté set at Muffin Break Park Beach Plaza, sitting MP Luke Hartsuyker and the Nationals are enjoying a 30 per cent lead over nearest rival, Paul Sekfy from the ALP.

For the past three weeks, every customer who has bought a coffee at one of the 170 Muffin Break stores across Australia, has been given a coffee bean to place their vote in the Unofficial Election Bean Poll.

Of the participating coffee drinkers, 41 per cent would prefer the coalition to win the 2010 election, with only 32 per cent voting for Labor.

“The Muffin Break Unofficial Election Bean Poll may not be as scientific or complicated as other polls, but we always have fun with it and we’ve certainly received a massive response this year,” said Charlie Duffill, of Muffin Break.

“Based on the votes, Tony Abbott is the topbean. Perhaps Kevin Rudd couldabean – but Muffin Break customers have voted Julia Gillard the wannabean of the 2010 Australian Federal Election,” Mr Duffill said.



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