Sunday, 3 January 2010

Meaningless dribble from The Bulletin

As I warned back in November, The Bulletin yesterday published the first report from their annual “survey” of readers.

Purporting to be an analysis of the standing of local politicians amongst the punters of the north, the article is of course statistically totally meaningless.

Self selecting surveys such as this have absolutely no value as a predictor of voting or any other sort of behaviour or opinion.

They do however provide easy (and cheap) copy for the juniors who are left to staff The Bully during the holiday season. Be prepared for more dribble in this vane over the coming weeks.

Any local pollies who take notice are fools.

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