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Opinion: Attack YouGov if you want to – but at least say who you are

Last week’s Daily Telegraph article attacking YouGov’s polling raises some disturbing issues about the quality of political debate as we fast approach the general election.

Firstly, the article’s authors seem to have no understanding about how polls should be conducted. They complain that the raw data in one large aggregated survey “were…‘weighted’ using an undisclosed YouGov formula which reduced the lead to sex per cent .” But all reputable pollsters know that their sample will not usually be representative of the population, for example by having too few women or too many Guardian

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    @Jenny - An interesting point! Firstly I think there will be some employers who will make it clear to people on zero hour contracts what...
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    Thanks T-J. I think Farron could be a good leader, but I like some interventions more than others. :p
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    I guess it depends on what you regard as evil and wicked. Reducing the maximum benefit income to our poorest families by £60 per week...
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    @ George, They did that here in Mid Suffolk too, in multi-member wards. Ironically, in one their declared second choice outpolled their declared first choice....
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    I completely agree that we need to campaign on this. However I don't think Tom is right to suggest, as he did in an email...
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    Never mind - just found them: Green Party Green Party Lead Candidate Green Party First Choice Candidate Green Party Second Choice Candidate Green Party Third...
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