- Why U.S. polls are better at predicting election results
- The Vilification of Québec’s Charter of Values by English Media and Opinion Polls
- How Polls Have Demonized Federal Deficits – Part II
- How Polls Have Demonized Federal Deficits – Part I
- These eleven articles, originally published on iPolitics, will be reposted on this blog with section headings consistent with the earlier posts. In the meantime you can access the complete articles by clicking on the titles. Thanks for your patience.
- Brenda Hayward on The Vilification of Québec’s Charter of Values by English Media and Opinion Polls
- Madelaine on Polls and Pat Downs: Questionable Results and Misguided Narratives
- http://yahoo.com on Do Polls Work?
- Richard H Harris on Pollsters use leading questions to manipulate the uninformed
- How the polls helped the PCs win in Alberta | iPolitics on Reid vs Angle: A fabricated polling event
Author Archives: Oleh Iwanyshyn
Why are American polls more successful in predicting election results than Canadian polls? The question isn’t merely an attention-getter. Soon there will be general elections held in Quebec, Ontario, and nationally. Polls, as usual, will play a big role in how the … Continue reading
In its condemnation of Québec’s Charter of Values as an attack on Canada’s religious freedoms, English media have vilified not only Premier Marois and the Parti Québecois, but also millions of Canadians both in Québec and across English Canada who … Continue reading
In Part I of this article we examined how a highly respected newspaper like the New York Times employs biased polling questions to arrive at the questionable conclusion that the public is in favor of austerity measures to cut deficits. … Continue reading
Recent polls suggest that a majority of Americans have bought the austerity argument that deficits are bad for the economy and need to be eliminated. However, a closer look reveals this conclusion is unwarranted. It appears the poll questions are … Continue reading
These eleven articles, originally published on iPolitics, will be reposted on this blog with section headings consistent with the earlier posts. In the meantime you can access the complete articles by clicking on the titles. Thanks for your patience.
How polls demonized federal deficits (Part Two) By Oleh Iwanyshyn | Mar 9, 2013 10:13 am | 0 Comments In part one of this article we examined how a highly respected newspaper like the New York Times employed biased polling … Continue reading
While critics have admonished pollsters and the press for disseminating inaccurate portrayals of public opinion on important national issues, they have generally ignored perhaps the most serious and intractable problem in this endeavour — a poorly informed American public. Polling … Continue reading
Reassurances from pollsters on the accuracy of results are suspect due to an obvious conflict of interest. They’re marketing their product. The press also has a conflict of interest. Media organizations often commission these polls. Can you remember the last … Continue reading
Polls have not done a good job of communicating public opinion in the debt ceiling debate. In fact, they made a bad situation worse. Creating the perception of a divided public The polls would have you believe that half of America … Continue reading