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maxdimario

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Election Polls
« on: January 06, 2008, 02:06:08 pm »

I don't believe that polls expressing the support of one candidate or the other should be so visible and updated on the Internet.

first of all, it promotes monkey see monkey do voting from people with no clue.

secondly, as a result of the first point, it makes it possible to change the outcome of the elections by 'playing' with the numbers a bit.. (and there is no way to check)

what the hell do polls taken by news agencies really mean anyway?

lastly, in the case of someone playing with the computers on election day to give the famous 49/51% winning combination (and this has been technically considered to be a possibility), polls showing that both candidates were close to a tie would make the outcome less shocking.

news agencies should not express their take on the 'people's opinion' until the elections are through.
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Tim Halligan

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Re: Election Polls
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 07:49:51 pm »

maxdimario wrote on Mon, 07 January 2008 04:06


news agencies should not express their take on the 'people's opinion' until the elections are through.


Name one country where this happens.

Good luck getting that idea made into law.


Cheers,
Tim
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