Poll shows Julian Assange would be real chance of election in Australia.
CONTROVERSIAL WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands a real chance of winning an upper house seat in his native Australia if he presses ahead with plans to stand for election, a poll shows
A survey conducted by the ruling Labor party's internal pollsters UMR Research and published in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper showed 25 per cent of those polled would vote for the whistleblowing website chief.
Supporters of the left-wing Greens party were most likely to be pro-Assange, with 39 per cent saying they would vote for him, meaning he had a good chance of wresting a Greens Senate spot, UMR's John Utting told the newspaper.
"There is clearly a significant level of support for Julian Assange which crosses party lines and is more concentrated amongst Greens voters," he said.
"At this stage Julian Assange stands a very real chance of being elected to the Senate should he run."
Some 27 per cent of Labor supporters said they would vote for him, as did 23 per cent of conservatives, in the survey of 1,000 voters.
Assange unveiled plans to run for Australia's 76-seat Senate in March, vowing to be a libertarian and "fierce defender of free media" were he elected to the upper house.
He is reportedly considering a range of options, including standing as an independent, seeking an alliance with a party, or establishing his own party devoted to advancing open government.
Though Australia goes to the polls every three years Senators serve a six-year term, so only half the Senate comes up for contest during national elections for the lower House of Representatives -- next due in 2013.
WikiLeaks has also said it will also field a candidate to run directly against Prime Minister Julia Gillard in her lower house electorate of Lalor, Melbourne.
Assange is under house arrest in Britain awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court in London on whether he can be extradited to Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape and sexual assault.
Supporters fear if he is surrendered to Sweden he will be sent on to the United States to be charged over the leaking of hundreds of thousands of top-secret US diplomatic memos on his whistleblowing website.
April 9, 2009
He has already been approved in the UK to be extradidted, he is appealing it, so he is not going to excape being questioned for rape. Don't you worry about him in the USA, he will be in a safe place so no harm will come to him. GITMO! Meanwhile his helper, is in the process of his conviction, probably will end up in Levenworth for a long time. They should get to know each other, wouldn't you say?
Some leader you want to elect, hiding all over the world, and raping several women, before fleeing the country. Anyway, you can elect him using your Austrailian Ballot you invented. Secret ballot, noboby will know who is stupid enough to vote for him, unless he only gets one vote, YOURS. :Doh: :Doh: :Doh:
April 9, 2009
Jullianne Assange is hiring Rath for security, coming out of retirment with his brother to protect him. Luke and Butch, which one were you? :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Jullianne Assange is an Australian, i don't think the Bushwhackers can be his security detail if he wins the election as they are not Australian citizens. Thay are from New Zealand.
I see what your saying, Australia was the first country to pass the law that gave women the right to vote,
But that New Zealand WAS the first country to give woman the right to vote, as they had an election before Australia.
Meaning Australia was the Second country in the world where woman were allowed to vote.
But Because New Zealand was once apart of Australia, Infact a state of Australia. that means that really Australia was not just the First country to give woman the right to vote But that The USA built it's entire electoral system on the Back of the freedoms Australia gave you.
Does that sound about right. π
April 9, 2009
December 16, 2014
First this prooves that terrorism is not a myth according to many who think its all made up, and secondly if Bin Laden were not really killed would they plan a attack on the 1 year anniversary of his demise? People think that is also a myth.