- Kate Bastow
- October 16, 2011 - 09:42
This is not surprising. The more hurdles you put in place, the more biased your sample will become, as you are going to filter out the particular group for which the hurdle is an issue. i.e., if you phone and then direct someone to an online survey, you've first got to get past the 'staying on the line and listening' hurdle, and then the 'continuing to the website" hurdle, and then the 'finish filling out the survey' hurdle. I had no idea the polls were so accurate. Everyone should just exercise their right to keep their vote secret and then this debate is a non-issue :-)
- Moe St.Cool
- October 16, 2011 - 08:39
Turns out Aylward was right after all. M5's poll was skewed and leaned improperly towards the PC's, hence giving an unfair advantage. Also, look at the sample size, 464 (vs the 800 used by CRA), those numbers are HUGE statistically speaking. M5 should be investigated over their lazy/unethical tactics.
- just sayno
- October 15, 2011 - 10:54
Based on the assumption that the pollsters are paid to collect data, the employee calling the respondents between 5:00 and 8:00pm are compensated, my question to the pollster is why should the respondent spend time providing the data for no compensation? Until pollsters compensate for the data provided my suggestion is to tell the caller who is intruding on your personal time nothing or the opposite of how you feel on any given subject.
- October 15, 2011 - 10:00
Really...what does polling prove that is beneficial to the average voter? I changed my vote this time and no amount of polling was going to change my mind. Sometimes they look like childish games!!!