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Pollsí lost credibility

The failure of most public opinion polls in the runup to Sundayís local elections to effectively predict the outcome, as well as the mistakes seen in the initial exit poll regarding who was ahead and where, have deepened citizensí skepticism toward what they see as just another part of the countryís flawed political system.

It is clear that some of the pollsters in the period prior to the elections were doing their job while wearing blinders. Others may have had some hidden motive in skewing the picture or perhaps, on a more simplistic level, the majority of the people in the field were just not acting professionally.

The people are perfectly justified in being suspicious about such predictions because it is not the first time that they have been way off the mark.

Maybe Sundayís fiasco shows that it is time for the pollstersí profession to set some rules and standards that will allow the sector to regain some of its lost credibility.

ekathimerini.com , Tuesday May 20, 2014 (09:50)  
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