NZ – Smacking debate – A lot of people voted NO

For the original Article/Video click this LINK with thanks to Dave Crompton and his BIG-News BLOG

 

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Friday, August 21, 2009

A lot of people voted NO

A lot of people voted NO in the referendum this month. In fact more people 1,420,959 – voted No than those who party voted all parliamentary parties other than Labour in the 2008 election, and for all parliamentary parties other than the main governing party every other election since 1996.

The Yes Vote has their collective tails between their legs:

The Yes Vote ran a positive, constructive campaign that attracted the support of hundreds of organisations that deal daily with children and families, and thousands of individuals who reject physical punishment as effective parenting,” said the coalition’s spokesperson, Deborah Morris-Travers.

Trouble is, not a great proportion of the people in those organisations voted Yes, so they didn’t even influence their own “supporters”.

To further put the vote into perspective, in 1993 55 percent of electors voted in 1993 in the first of a two-part poll, and 85% decided that the electoral system should be changed. In 2009, a higher percentage – 87% decided to vote NO.

More people voted no than supported MMP

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