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    Dame_Enda Dame_Enda is online now
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    Quote Originally Posted by locke View Post
    Possibly due to low turnout in referendums.
    The turnout in the Citizenship referendum was 60% and yet 80% voted yes compared to 52% in the last poll by Red C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PBP voter View Post
    People just need to remember that +or-3% can make a huge difference.

    FF 25%
    FG 25%

    SF 14%

    was the result last time.

    Technically a polling company could produce this before the election and be with the margin of error.

    FG 28%
    FF 22%
    SF 17%.

    Yet the reactionary media and plebs who cannot or will not listen will be telling us how wrong they got it.
    Are u saying that was the result of the last GE, if it is its not completley right as FG was a ahead of FG in % of the vote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Makes a change from his meaningless bland one liners.
    ... said Clanrickard, in a meaningless bland one-liner post which had nothing do with the OP and was the first off-topic post of the thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Makes a change from his meaningless bland one liners.
    One mans meaningless bland one liner is another mans pithy epigram !
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollandia View Post
    Excellent post. Unfortunately, on poll threads there is very little analysis of the actual numbers, nor the methodology, nor the consistent variances between the various polling companies some give a detailed party by party breakdown, others lump everyone else into "others" for example.

    Because no one (or very few, I do and a few others do) actually analyses the trends, the swings etc, we get threads that descend into spamming, shilling and abuse.

    Unfortunately, only one like is available for the OP. And as a reward for your effort, here's a nice graph:



    (Note to self - add some trend lines by party for clarity next time)
    I do love a nice graph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    ... said Clanrickard, in a meaningless bland one-liner post which had nothing do with the OP and was the first off-topic post of the thread...
    Zinger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by former wesleyan View Post
    One mans meaningless bland one liner is another mans pithy epigram !
    Pithy he is not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blokesbloke View Post
    ... said Clanrickard, in a meaningless bland one-liner post which had nothing do with the OP and was the first off-topic post of the thread...
    Well seen as statsman spends his time derailing threads he doesn't like I thought it appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    Well seen as statsman spends his time derailing threads he doesn't like I thought it appropriate.
    So you don't like this thread. How very revealing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    The turnout in the Citizenship referendum was 60% and yet 80% voted yes compared to 52% in the last poll by Red C.
    There are perhaps too many polls of dubious quality coming thick and fast before elections, for example.

    They have become part of the theatre--the circus--of elections, and no doubt help sell newspapers, etc.

    Voters get caught up in the circus. I know I do, and my mathematical skills are not sufficient to break down the numbers or to really question what I am being fed. I am probably not unique in this.
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