Let God not PM show us the way
MOTORISTS would rather God showed them the way than the PM.
The voice of actor Morgan Freeman as ‘‘God’’ has topped a national poll of spoken satnav directions while Prime Minister Julia Gillard was the second-least favoured behind Batman.
The AAMI survey of their 45,000 Facebook followers also offered little support for Opposition Leader Tony Abbott who polled third behind the PM.
Other favourite voices were actors and former Broncos captain, gruffvoiced Darren Lockyer who tied with Hollywood star Christopher Walken.
Wives, husbands and partners were among the least favoured for voice directions.
AAMI also yesterday released a national Newspoll survey of more than 3000 drivers which found men most likely to listen to satnav directions.
Spokesman Reuben Aitchison said 64 per cent of males used a GPS device to find their way as opposed to only 50 per cent of females.
‘‘In the past, the man was confident he could find his own way,’’ he said. ‘‘It was a point of honour, sometimes known as stubbornness. Their long-suffering wives and girlfriends, meanwhile, insisted on asking for directions, knowing full well it would have to happen eventually. Now the wonders of modern technology have turned this timehonoured tussle on its head and brought peace to the front seat. At least as far as directions are concerned.’’
Morgan Freeman as God, 169 votes A favourite actor, 25 Family Guy character Stewie Griffin, 20
Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman, 19
League legend Darren Lockyer, 16 Batman Julia Gillard Tony Abbott
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