Susan Delacourt, from The Star, December 30:
Canada’s polling industry could be in for a shakeup in 2012, after some major knocks to its reputation in 2011.
Regular readers will recall the controversy from the federal election and from the fall provincial election from the series on polling and politics.
The Delacourt article mentions concerns . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: More on the polling controversy #nlpoli #cdnpoli
On October 3, Liberal leader Kevin Aylward issued a news release in which he claimed that the second MQO poll released the Friday before had been “bought and paid for by the Tories.” In the release, the Liberals also claimed that “[t]he Dunderda… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: PPM: Controversy, Accountability and Disclosure #nlpoli
All daily media in the province reported polls released by polling firms during the 2011 general election. They reported the polls as the firms released them. That is, they did not question or alter the presentation of the numbers, nor di… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: PPM: The Polls and the Local Media #nlpoli
Opinion polls conducted in Newfoundland and Labrador that ask about party choice measure the opinion of the entire population of eligible voters. As such, discarding the undecided responses (anything other than a party choice) or reallocating the unde… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Handling the Undecideds #nlpoli
Polling firms released more election polls in the 2011 provincial general election than in any recent provincial election. Corporate Research Associates, Environics, MQO (MarketQuest Omnifacts) and Telelink produced a total of five polls. MQO is… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: PPM: The Polls in the 2011 Election #nlpoli
For the past 65 years, public opinion polls have been an integral feature of news media reports on politics and elections. The reasons are pretty simple to understand. Most public opinion polls are conducted by professional firms using sci… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Politics, polls and news media #nlpoli