The coffee beans have spoken.
According to the Miss Maud coffee bean poll, which asks customers which way they will vote, the Liberal Party is set to trounce Labor in today's Federal election.
Since it started in 1996, the poll has accurately predicted the outcome of the primary vote in every Federal election bar one - failing to predict Kevin Rudd's victory in 2007. Since August 16, customers have dropped 45,336 beans into electoral barometers in each of the chain's restaurants.
The chain's matriarch, Maud Edmiston, revealed the results of the poll, which were displayed on a giant cake, at a Miss Maud's election party at the Murray Street restaurant yesterday.
Almost 42 per cent of the bean vote went to the Liberals, with Labor trailing on just 30 per cent.
The Greens got 9.9 per cent, Palmer United Party won 5 per cent, the Nationals 4.9 per cent and 8.3 per cent went to others.
A separate survey found the economy was the most important issue, with the removal of the carbon tax close behind.Ms Edmiston said that former prime minister John Howard and Perth Labor candidate Alannah MacTiernan both visited her stores to see the results.