Federal Election: bean poll suggests Cowan too close to call

Residents have been indicating their voting preferences with coffee beans.
Residents have been indicating their voting preferences with coffee beans.
Federal Election: bean poll suggests Cowan too close to call
Residents have been indicating their voting preferences with coffee beans. Residents have been indicating their voting preferences with coffee beans.

AN unofficial community poll in Cowan reveals Labor and the Coalition are in a close race days out from the Federal Election.

Muffin Break stores around the country have been encouraging customers to vote for their preferred party using a coffee bean.

Results are tallied weekly and reset, with the poll accurately predicting the outcomes of the last three national elections.

In the first two weeks of voting, the Madeley and Wanneroo stores’ combined totals showed the Coalition leading at 42 and 34 per cent respectively but in week three support for Labor candidate Anne Aly jumped to 39 per cent and was at 40 per cent in the fourth.

The average after the four weeks has Liberal MHR Luke Simpkins with a one per cent lead over Dr Aly at 34 per cent, while the Greens are at 13 per cent (rounded up), and 19 per cent (rounded up) of the vote was for ‘other’.

Mr Simpkins and Dr Aly have both visited the outlets during the campaign, with Mr Simpkins dropping in to the Madeley store this week with former Prime Minister John Howard.

Coffee drinkers can cast their votes until Saturday’s election.