"We're gonna go home now, so if anybody knows this one please sing it....It's very easy..." - Mic Christopher
What this election verified was that USian (and Canadian for that matter) pundits have no value in the political process other than revenue generation for their Media Masters.Paying attention to their prognostications is akin to listening to the Goodship Watercarrier and his ilk . . . .
Best quote goes to Don Rasmussen: "In the short run it will just be fun to watch Nate Silver trying to explain how he could have gotten it so very, very wrong" - November 5, 2012---@ West End Bob (and anyone else who might have some insight)What the heck happened in Alberta during their last election?How did the pollsters get it so wrong?
Uhhhmmmm! The pundits are now 'paid' to have 'proper' biases regardless of reading poles?Burgess
Anon-AboveThere were plenty of US polls that were wrong...The genius of Nate Silver, who went 50 for 50, was that he figured out which ones mattered...Interestingly, late in the campaign there were attempts to smear him, mostly with ad hominems...TBogg (on the sidebar) was all over this..
Alberta`s last provincial election..Polls were designed to create the illusion of popularity.Gwen Ohmahoney in Chilliwack comes to mind.The same attempt was made there by those with other motives..Ross...Today is different, the sun is shining, people, real people don`t change their vote for the reason of..Being on the winning side...Right is right, wrong is wrong, the issues are black and white.That`s why Ross...The Straight Goods is batting 100% Nostradamus, no, grounded in reality.Good Day
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