New Polling Agency

There is a new polling agency on the block, called DeltaPoll.

I had never heard of them until last week, when they had a strange poll published in the Daily Mail (which, obviously, I’m not going to link to).

I think we need new pollsters like we need a hole in the head. These companies are forever misrepresenting the accuracy of their surveys and they confuse more than they inform. I was intrigued, however, so I looked up their Twitter profile and found this:

They don’t have a big Twitter following, but the names behind it have previously been associated with other polling agencies, so perhaps it’s not as dodgy as I assumed.

On the other hand, what on Earth does ’emotional and mathematical measurement methods’ mean?

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3 Responses to “New Polling Agency”

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  2. On the other hand, what on Earth does ’emotional and mathematical measurement methods’ mean?

    Just today I was reading about Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet (extra points if you can guess where (not “on the train” but in which book), who was a “social mathematician” and in some sense perhaps a forerunner of the people mentioned above.

  3. “I think we need new pollsters like we need a hole in the head.”

    For a moment there I thought that you were going to have a poll on this topic. 🙂

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