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  • david
    February 27, 2013 - 11:48

    Forget polls...remember when public finances meant something? Accounting? The governemnt just told us that Newfoundland tourism is now a "$1 billion dollar industry"....and you're all amped up about some stupid lies about polls?! Really?

  • Mr. Mount Pearl
    February 23, 2013 - 17:32

    Dave Denine, Harvey Hodder, Julie Bettney.........all great politicians who represented the City of Mount Pearl with class and dignity........and now we have Paul Lane and Steve Kent. If there is one positive thing I can say about these two it's that the people who get elected in their place in 2015 won't have very big shoes to fill. As for these "MHAs" influencing on-line polls.....If this government was doing the job they were elected to do and were working on behalf of the people of the province and not for themselves and their friends, there would be no need to alter the outcome of the polls or to amend legislation that allows them to cover up what they are doing.

  • david
    February 23, 2013 - 09:56

    I disagree emphatically with htis article. Polling in Newfoundland has never been so informative and insightful as it is as of this very moment. In that this exposed polling skullduggery represents and illustrates the true, current morally bankrupt state of our pathetic politics, it has never been more potentially useful. And should we ignore the message, as we most assuredly will, we will continue hurtling towards the ruination-by-apathy that we deserve.

  • grow up
    February 23, 2013 - 09:35

    Real polls still do mean something. It's the perversion of polls by online media and it's abuse by voters that's the problem. If there was a professional association of mathematicians or statisticians to control the use of the word "poll" then maybe this wouldn't happen. The public became familiar with the word "poll" when real polls were reported on the news. Now the media has abused polls and twisted it into something untrustworthy. If the media was truly concerned about polls they wouldn't have provided an arena for it's abuse. But these false polls do reveal something about how weak our grasp is of democracy. That if we can find a way to get around the democratic election process then we'll do it.

  • Corporate Psycho
    February 23, 2013 - 09:31

    Paul Lane and friends have brought sleaze to a new level.