The people of Melbourne Ports are getting a lot of attention from pollsters, with robopolls this week asking voters what issues would most affect their vote (“jobs and growth” and negative gearing were options), who they intended to vote for and what their religion was. We haven’t confirmed who commissioned the poll, but it comes just weeks after the Greens polled the same electorate. Labor’s Michael Danby holds the seat by 3.56% and the Greens are circling …

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