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Are polls bullshit?

 
 
Reply Sun 23 Jun, 2013 03:29 am
Oz politics is massively poll driven at the moment. I'm concerned that this reflects 'lazy' journalism ( lazy is probably unfair, given the layoffs of journalists, but the increase in paper acreage that needs words.

I'm also concerned that polls of a thousand landline owners is given front page status over actual news, but one thing I hadn't considered was that we lie in polls
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/we-know-truth-if-it-pays-to-be-honest-20130622-2op3j.html

And that we tell the truth if there's money in it. Bizarre.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 23 Jun, 2013 12:38 pm
@hingehead,
Hinge that's a good q

Shall we take a poll
hingehead
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2013 02:59 pm
@dalehileman,
You know I'll just answer the way my team would want.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jun, 2013 03:18 pm
I once was a member of a polling organization. But I gave opinions they did not like, first time out and they dropped me. Must follow the herd to be heard, apparently.
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