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Monthly Archives: April, 2017

Misreporting Polls and Other Matters

Misreporting polls A rather curious incident occurred with an ORB International poll, sponsored by the Daily Telegraph. The article’s initial version began: Support for Brexit has hit a five month … Continue reading

April 29, 2017

The Phantom Poll of Norwich South

Clive Lewis MP (Labour, Norwich South) will be defending his seat in the upcoming general election. To further this cause, Mr Lewis posted what was seemingly a constituency poll, showing … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

Les sondages étaient corrects

On 23rd April, French voters went to polling stations for the first round of this year’s presidential election. First Round Despite some expectations there would be another major polling miss, … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

General Election 2017

On 8th June 2017, the British public will go to polling stations again: the third all-UK ballot in three years. Prime Minister Theresa May sought to hold a snap general … Continue reading

April 22, 2017

Local Elections 2017: PNS and NEV

On May 4th 2017, the British public will be voting in local elections across England, Scotland and Wales. Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

How to Read and Report Polls

Reporting on polling is often a difficult task, but people who report on polls have a responsibility to their readers and to their profession. There are critical pieces of information … Continue reading

April 8, 2017


I understand it has been a long time. I wanted to update you all as to what I have been doing and thinking over the past nine months, on my … Continue reading

April 2, 2017