Sunday, April 11, 2010

They Get By With A Little Help From their Friends

The pollster nobody believes in the papers nobody reads.

We all know how Ipsos-Reid works--CanWest's paid samplers, hence the CPoC's paid samplers.

Just ignore them

8 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

A ten point lead? Oh, my!

Ipsos-Reid is turning polling into performance art.

Steve V said...

Oh, that's great BCL.

For those interested, just shave 3 off the Cons, give the Libs 1 or 2 and use that for denoting any real trends.

Michael said...

For those interested, just shave 3 off the Cons, give the Libs 1 or 2 and use that for denoting any real trends.

So then, we'll just apply the same idea in reverse when applying it to EKOS. :D

Saskboy said...

You can expect a visit from a certain pollster on your blog now, no doubt.

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Tom said...

Ignore them .........unless they show the Liberals in the lead, when they will suddenly become the greatest!

Ti-Guy said...

unless they show the Liberals in the lead, when they will suddenly become the greatest!

I take an aggregation of polls into consideration when I need to gauge voting intention at a particular point in time. Even then, with communication being instantaneous and constant, I don't know what volatile public opinion tells us.

As a citizen, it tells me nothing I need to know, that's for sure.

One day, the true story of these corporate media-commissioned polls will come out. The disappearance of "undecideds" from reporting is already suspicious.

Tof KW said...

The disappearance of "undecideds" from reporting is already suspicious.

Actually Ekos put in the undecided number last week Ti, and showed that if 'Undecided / None of the Above' were a ballot choice, it could probably win a majority government (over 38%). Add in the Greens consistently polling over 10% for the past 6 months and these results should be a real sting to each of the three main parties.