24 October 2005

Flag poll

There wasn't much surprise in the results of a poll on the provincial flag, commissioned by the Premier's Office and given by the office to The Independent.

Almost half wanted to keep things just as they are with barely a quarter of respondents supporting the pink, white and green.

The poll was like done by Ryan Research, although, oddly, the story doesn't identify who did the research for the Premier.

What was surprising? That the Premier, who is adamantly fighting any effort to gain public access to eight polls he commissioned from Ryan Research, released this one without any formal request.

No surprise that he released it to the Spindy, since the paper is basically acting as the Premier's unofficial mouthpiece.