FourFourtwo has learned that the ABC’s exit poll on Saturday night was “disappointmenting”.
Key points:In a sign of the public mood, fewer voters in the FourFour2 online poll chose to vote in the main election than in the final national poll on Friday (ABC News: James Milne)ABC’s exit polls showed a higher proportion of voters who did not know or could not recall the candidates chose not to vote.
The ABC has said the exit poll was “not intended to be representative of the electorate” but acknowledged it was “unrepresentative of the wider electorate”.
The ABC’s election team has said it has received “many calls” from people who said they did not vote and they will be “very disappointed” if they do not.
But the ABC has acknowledged that it will take time to get an accurate count of voters’ preferences.
“We do not expect an accurate vote count to be published before the end of the week,” a spokesperson said.
“It is also likely that there will be a number of errors in the poll, including people choosing to switch their vote from a preference to a preference of the other party.”
These errors are likely to be relatively minor and the actual count will be released on Monday.
“The ABC understands the ABC will not release the result of the ABC/SA poll until after polling day.
Topics:elections,government-and-politics,australiaFirst posted November 23, 2018 07:20:00Contact Nick Marris