Muffin Break actually make pretty good coffee - at least in my electorate where the barista has won an award or two. I`m an avid coffee drinker as many will know and Muffin Break is where I buy most of my fixes - well four out of every five as the fifth one is free.
The Bean Poll, which has been remarkably accurate in the previous two New Zealand elections and in Australia last year, allows customers at the 38 Muffin Break stores nationwide to vote - via coffee bean - for their preferred party.
It's latest bean poll has National ahead in every store but five. I`m in the Ohariau electorate and United Future is coming third. Funnily enough Labour is ahead at the Dunedin Hospital Muffin Break, indicating that that there are some pretty sick Labour supporters out there. So far 73,000 have cast their vote with the winner is the next Prime Minister who is going to get free coffee until the 2011 election.
Update Like all polls, you don't have to be on the electoral roll to cast your bean - you don't have to be 18, either.