Exclusive phone poll puts Geoff Brock in the lead

Independent Member for Frome Geoff Brock is the preferred candidate for almost 70 per cent of residents in Port Pirie, an exclusive Fairfax Media poll reveals.  

Liberal candidate for Frome Kendall Jackson was favoured by 13.4 per cent of residents, Wendy Joyce from Family First polled 8.1 per cent, Mr Connelly from Labor gained 7.5 per cent and Rob Scott from the Greens polled just 1.2 per cent.   

Port Pirie is the biggest city in the electorate of Frome and is traditionally a Labor or independent-voting city.

Fairfax Media contacted 202 Port Pirie residents by phone, asking their voting intentions for Saturday’s state election.

Thirty residents were undecided, 120 favoured Mr Brock (69.8 per cent), 23 supported Mrs Jackson, 14 supported Mrs Joyce, 13 favoured Marcus Connelly and just two were in favour of Mr Scott.   

In the poll conducted, there is a margin of error of five per cent, with an accuracy prediction of 85 per cent.

The survey shows a swing away from the major parties towards Mr Brock and would see him win the seat of Frome on Saturday unless Mrs Jackson can improve the country vote in towns such as Clare, Balaklava, Crystal Brook and Port Broughton.  

If this result is repeated on Saturday, there would be a 8.8  per cent swing towards Mr Brock in Port Pirie, a 12.3 per cent swing against Labor and a 1.9 per cent swing against the Liberals.

The poll also revealed a significant swing to Family First candidate Wendy Joyce of 6 per cent, and a micro-swing against the Greens of 0.1 per cent.

At the 2010 election, at Port Pirie booths, Mr Brock got 61 per cent of the primary vote, Labor got 19.8 per cent and the Liberals 15.3 per cent.  

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