Only 35 per cent of respondents who said they wanted to replace the government cited the scandal as their prime motivation.
A far greater number - 57 per cent - said it was because the Liberals have been in power too long and they wanted a turnover after 12 years.
The poll surveyed 1,040 respondents between Nov. 17 and 20, and its findings are said to be accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Both major parties can promise everything under the sun and it won't make a bit of difference to the average voter. They can both try to frighten them by painting each other as the devil incarnate and the average voter will tune them out.
Once the idea takes root that it's time for a change, it's practically impossible uproot that idea from the voting public's mind.
The public have almost never gone into an election seeking change for change's sake only to end up re-embracing the status quo.