On 2018-03-12 10:19 AM, TomP wrote:
> On 12/03/2018 7:48 AM, M.I.Wakefield wrote:
>> Ontarians not thrilled with Doug Ford, but would still give Tories
>> massive majority:
>> Amongst those decided and leaning, if an election were held today, the
>> PCs would secure (44%) of the vote. The NDP would secure a quarter
>> (27%) and the Liberals would secure a quarter (23%).
>> Few would support the Greens (5%) or another party (2%).
>> The PCs would win 84 seats, while the NDP would serve as official
>> opposition with 29. The Liberals would secure 11.
>> Gory details here:
> How could they get these numbers so fast after Ford was just elected as
> leader? Forum Research has been known to create polls that favor the
Polls are not all that credible. They poll only the people who answer
their phones, and many people don't bother answering calls from numbers
they do not recognize. Then their is the credibility of answers. If I
bother to answer a political polling call I make stuff up. When asked
which party I support I will give one answer, and the leader I like will
be in a different party, and the local candidate will be in the third
They may be exempt from the Do Not Call Registry but they are still
unwanted calls. Lucky me that I occasionally find myself as part of a
random sample several times in one week.