Today’s post is from our friend Stephen Dawson, who writes at hifi-writer.com. I scheduled this in advance, knowing I’d be … Continue Reading Cheating With Polls Down Under. Guest Post by Stephen Dawson
There are two ways to forecast the election: polls and models. Polls are easy: go out and ask who will vote for whom, tally the results, and print ’em. As long as the poll sample “looks like” the eventual voters, … Continue Reading The Final Polls & Predictions: What’s The Difference Between Polls And Models?
Unleash the polls! No, I don’t mean the men who bravely served under Grand Duke of Lithuania Władysław II Jagiełło (free bad joke of the day!), but those election omens which nowadays plague news reports. It is well to understand … Continue Reading How Presidential Polls Work: D+7 or R-3 And All That
“It is well established that being beautiful confers many advantages on a person.” This is the opening sentence of a break-through paper by two Swedes and a Finn. From that true statement, our authors conclude pretty politicians do better than … Continue Reading Prettier Politicians Preferred At Polls