A 2007 Big Brother contestant part of claims that the audience of swinging voters at The People’s Forum was weighted in favour of the Liberal Party last night.
Political pollster Galaxy says it will investigate why Joel Scalzi, the son of former South Australian Liberal MP Joe Scalzi, was part of the audience at yesterday’s Rooty Hill RSL Club forum.
Scalzi appeared in the 2007 series of Big Brother as a Young Liberal with politicial ambitions, making it all the way to the final 6 contestants.
”In all honesty a lot of the policies that are put in place by governments affect those people with a wife, with the kids and with a house,” Mr Scalzi told Mr Abbott last night.
”Why should I vote for you?”
Mr Scalzi remarked he had a ”decent DVD collection” and invited Mr Abbott to ”come around to my place and watch The Notebook any time”.
David Briggs, the principal at Galaxy Research, would not comment on whether there was a Liberal Party-bias in the audience, saying “we are looking into that”. But he added that Mr Scalzi was only one of 200 “real people” selected by his company.
Yesterday SBS’ Insight revealed one of its audience members this week was a Labor party candidate.