A MAJORITY of Victorians think pigs can fly, according to the latest Newspoll published today.
Newspoll found 62 per cent of voters believed Premier Daniel Andrews was doing a good job and that pigs could fly, regardless of zero evidence for either proposition.
A further 28 per cent of Victorians told pollsters they believed Daniel Andrews “might” make pigs fly.
Belief that pigs could fly is at the same level as July, when the poll was last taken, but is a significant fall from 85 per cent when the Premier first made the claim back in April.
Belief that pigs could fly is also high in Queensland where 68 per cent are sure it’s possible, although this is a fall from highs of 81 per cent in July when the Queensland Premier and her Chief Health Officer first proposed it, encouraging people to “trust the science”.
Doubt was immediately cast on the poll’s accuracy, with one Victorian telling The Good Sauce:
“I live in Melbourne and I have never met one person who thinks pigs can fly. Then again, I haven’t been further than my front gate for six months.”
The same poll found that a majority of Victorians also believed that hell freezes over once in a blue moon and that renewable energy was financially viable.
A Newspoll spokesperson told The Good Sauce: “Much of the support for flying pigs came from people who work in Government or who do not work at all and so were totally dependent upon the state, but I repeat myself.
“They are used to being home and have a high level of trust in Daniel Andrews delivering the bacon – even by air.”
The remaining 10 per cent of Victorians who neither believed pigs “could” or “might” fly refused to say categorically that pigs could not fly, for fear of arrest.
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James Macpherson is a sought after international speaker with a background in journalism at the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph. He previously pastored a significant church in Australia and South Africa. James' weekly Good Sauce podcast comes out every Tuesday. He also writes regularly for The Spectator.