All posts from: May 2011
Now we know that the UK will not be changing the way MPs are elected it’s time to ask how the pollsters fared in predicting the results. ICM is claiming to have the “most accurate telephone poll on record”, correct to one decimal place, but online pollsters Angus Reid and YouGov reported average error margins of seven and eight percent respectively.
The National Trust’s MyFarm initiative is either a bold attempt to change attitudes and behaviours, or co-creation gone mad.
Before Canada’s general election was called in late March there was some criticism in the press of opinion polls as “unreliable, inaccurate and far too prolific”. We had to wait until this week, when the final result was announced, to see whether there was any truth to such claims. So how did the polls stack up?