- 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.
- Pollsters use leading questions to manipulate the uninformed
- Searching for Accuracy in Election Predictions: More Regulation of Polls or More Competition?
- Can media be trusted to accurately report polls?
- Raising the Debt Ceiling: a Nation Divided, or Is It Just the Polls?
- http://yahoo.com on Do Polls Work?
- How the polls helped the PCs win in Alberta | iPolitics on Reid vs Angle: A fabricated polling event
- Propagating the myth of a “Divided America” | iPolitics on How Polls Divided Americans on Obama’s Health Care Reforms
- Propagating the myth of a “Divided America” | iPolitics on Raising the Debt Ceiling: a Nation Divided, or Is It Just the Polls?
- Oleh Iwanyshyn on Pollsters use leading questions to manipulate the uninformed
Category Archives: Polling
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.
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