What’s my name again?
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Four in 10 NSW voters don't know Barry O'Farrell is the state's Premier, according to a new poll.
The Galaxy poll of 814 NSW voters found 38 per cent of respondents could not identify Mr O'Farrell when asked to name the Premier.
However the coalition still retains a commanding lead on a two party-preferred basis over NSW Labor - 58 per cent to 42 per cent.
That’s still a ringing endorsement of Whatsisname, even if it counts as a 6 per cent swing against him since the March 2011 election.
But if 18 months isn’t long enough to learn his name, it’s possible the electorate’s not totally engaged with what he’s doing, how he’s doing it, or even what a Premier is.
An additional question asked who voters rated as the best Premier of the past 25 years, led comfortably by Bob Carr with 32 per cent.
Thingamy scored just 8 per cent.
The Prime Minister may be able to take some solace from it.
At least the protesters chanting her name actually know it.
Tonight on The Project, if we don’t even know our leaders' names, should we really be forced to vote? Vote in our poll or have your say below!
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