All of which means nothing to about 80% of the politicians because they most likely hold a view they cannot be swayed from. Also, most of the folks with power are the rich ones who think the economy is the most important thing. Which means it matters for squat what the common people want or think. As a matter of interest I live in the 2nd most right leaning Victorian seat. Which makes we wonder am I better off with a protest vote or a vote for the greens. Which would send a better message that I am totally at odds with the major parties?