On Saturday, 24 March 2007, the largest state of Australia, New South Wales (NSW), had a general election. The two main parties both showed very poor public support in polls conducted prior to election day. Amongst the minor parties, the result was mixed. The Australian Democrats were decimated and are all but finished politically; the Greens gained an extra 0.5% of the primary vote (to 8.7%); the Christian Democrats (CDP) gained and extra 0.7% of the primary vote (to 2.4%). Of these results, the increase in the primary vote of the CDP was most startling: it is a party (as its name suggests) that advocates policies in line with traditional Christian values.