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Judge online polling by real-world accuracy, not academic theory

By Angus Reid My commitment to the online methodology came from an epiphany of sorts that I had at the turn of the millennium, when non-participation rates for conventional polling were starting to top 90 per cent.  It became clear

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Duffy trial testimony ensures Senate scandal won’t fade into campaign background

August 21, 2015 – When the Mike Duffy trial breaks on Aug. 28, will the Senate affair fade into the background as media coverage moves on to other things? Or will it have a longer-lasting impact, perhaps even scuttling the

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How close is the 2015 election? Historically close

August 19, 2015 – With nearly every national poll showing a tight, three-way race between the Conservatives, Liberals, and New Democrats heading into this October’s election, it’s worth noting just how historic such a result would be. Historically, Canadian elections

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Election 2015: Tracking the Issues and the Polls

  August 19, 2015 – This 2015 election period, the Angus Reid Institute is presenting an ongoing summary and analysis of published polls in the current Canadian federal election. Because of the diversity of polling methods, we categorize published polls under

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Three-quarters of Canadians say they were bullied at school. I’m one of them

February 25, 2015 – By Shachi Kurl My life in polling often includes being asked by journalists for my own views on the opinions that other Canadians offer up. I don’t usually want to go there, because my work is

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