This is the sixth poll the company has run ahead of a federal election, but it seems this one has hit a nerve, with some ruthless responses online.
“Muffin Break is apparently capable of predicting every election result, and yet still curiously unable to produce a decent muffin,” wrote Reuters journalist Byron Kaye on Twitter.
A breakdown of the results from the Muffin Break poll results in mid May.
Others called into question the demographic of Muffin Break coffee buyers, saying the customers did not reflect a cross-section of Australia.
According to the very unofficial bean poll, Muffin Break’s caffeinated customers put the Coalition ahead of Labor. For the record, the poll doesn’t account for many things: preferential voting, people voting many times or who the average Muffin Break coffee buyer is.
In 2016, two Chinese workers were paid as little as $11 an hour at a Muffin Break franchise in Hobart, leading to more than $46,000 in underpayments, an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman found.
The franchise also made headlines in 2019 when Ms Brennan accused young people of having an “inflated sense of self-importance” saying they were no longer willing to accept unpaid work, she told News Corp.