Meanwhile there is talk that Nine may upset the applecart by re-introducing its beloved Worm -the electronic audience polling device- to decide the winner.
Howard isn’t a fan of the Worm, but if Nine has a studio audience with the nifty tool it will give the network a way to piggyback onto the Debate.
“Why punish the worm?” Mr Rudd said yesterday. “Everyone in Australia likes the worm. Let’s be friends of the worm.”
Nine News boss John Westacott said banning the worm was “undemocratic and an attack on free speech and political comment”.
Nine is planning to have 100 undecided voters on Sunday night.
Source: The Australian.