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Assange Stands 'Real Chance' of Election in Australia [View all]

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ASSANGE STANDS 'REAL CHANCE' OF ELECTION IN AUSTRALIA

AFP May 19, 2012, 4:04 pm

SYDNEY (AFP) - 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, according to a poll.

A survey conducted by the ruling Labor party's internal pollsters UMR Research and published in the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper showed 25 percent 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 percent 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.

Read more: http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/13727635/assange-stands-real-chance-of-election-in-australia

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