Pollsters — Take A Bow (Out)?

“Why do they bother to have the elections at all,” voters once observed when they looked at their newspapers the morning after a vote. Those were the days when election polling was uncannily accurate.  Was an election really necessary or would a sample size of 1,125 do the trick? Now, after another ‘shocking’ election result, […]

“If 1000 monkeys typed for 100 years, one would pen Othello.”

Not 10 minutes ago, Your Working Girl received a phone call at home from one of Canada’s most well known polling companies.  You hear this company quoted frequently, making confident pronouncements on the vox populi.  The call was an automated survey on the issue of healthcare.  And it tantalizingly held out the possibility of winning […]