The Accuracy of Horizon Polls

How can Horizon even pretend that they are reputable and accurate when you have minor parties encouraging their activists to sign up for the poll?

I would imagine that other small parties are involving their activist base in manipulating these polls. The Greens will be doing it for sure, I just bet you get 3 stars from Max’s online team for jumping in and completing the poll. If you look at the sudden bump in the numbers from the Conservative Party I’d bet they have a small group jumping in there too. Winston First are definitely manipulating this poll.

The point is as a small party you activists can dramatically affect the numbers. I’m no statistician but I bet you there are some out there that might like to analyse this and let me know via the tipline.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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