Monday, 1 June 2009

Opinion Polls - Skewed Statistics

Mike Smithson, has highighted an interesting facet of how opinion polls can affect the figures produced.

"The online pollster, which overstated UKIP in 2004, has changed its approach for this election and is not prompting for the anti-EU party on its opening screen. This is perhaps why its numbers are lower than the Populus ones."

The actual percentages quoted show that UKIP could quite easily come second in the European election.

Interesting - not so?

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