Crumby coffee bean poll tips election winner
IT SEEMS the majority of Tweed Heads muffin eaters are voting for the Coalition this election.
More than three weeks out from the July 2 poll, and Muffin Break at Tweed City's "coffee bean poll" has Nationals candidate Matthew Fraser comfortably leading Labor incumbent Justine Elliot.
The Greens and other parties are trailing significantly behind the major parties in the coffee bean vote.
Don't expect ABC pollster guru Antony Green to cite this crumby research any time soon.
That's because it's based on the preferences of Muffin Break customers who are asked to put a coffee bean in the cylinder which corresponds with the party they will be supporting at the upcoming election.
But don't be too quick to dismiss it either because, according to Muffin Break, it's stores around the country picked the "top bean" nationally in the 2013, 2010 and 2007 elections.
That is more than can be said for many high paid political flunkies in Canberra.
No political boffins prepared to speculate on the politicians that most appeal to muffin eaters could be found, but presumably a surface crust with a moist, sweet centre would rate highly.
You have to buy a coffee to receive your bean and cast your vote.
Mr Fraser has posted a picture of himself with the bean poll on his Facebook page while taking a break from the campaign trail.
"I wish it was that easy," he quipped.
Presumably he voted for himself.