The polls: a warning to the commentariat

The polls: a warning to the commentariat
The scale of the turnout for the weekend's 'freedom' convoy should not be dismissed. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Pattrick Smellie
For the political class, the polls published since the beginning of this year amount to a warning.Expressed at its simplest, that warning is: ‘don’t take Twitter so seriously’.Anyone engaging regularly with social media – and most political junkies and journalists do – would be blind not to have observed how shrill, vituperative and hyper-partisan political discourse has suddenly become among the keyboard warriors.It’s Jacindamaniacs this, anti-vaxxers that, at a level of toxic rage that reflects frustration,...

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