Adelaide - is Jocko's home really as bad as Sleepy Hollow, Geelong?
More than half of voters in an Adelaide newspaper's online opinion poll agree with Victorian Premier John Brumby - the city is a "backwater".
The poll had attracted more 2090 votes before 10am today, in response to the question: "Is Adelaide a backwater?"
Forty-eight per cent said Adelaide lagged behind the eastern capitals and another 15% agreed it was a backwater but said that was part of the appeal. Twenty-eight per cent said Mr Brumby was "just a jerk", and 6% based their defence on the number of major events on in Adelaide at this time of year.
The remaining 3% were unaccounted for by the News Limited poll.
Mr Brumby sparked a verbal joust yesterday when he said that unless Victoria pushes ahead with channel deepening in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne will end up a "backwater", like Adelaide.