We should be clear: a growing economy and an entirely predictable cancer-sympathy spike have given Chávez’s popularity a real bump in the polls. But Spanish news agency EFE’s decision to mainstream GIS XXI’s “polls”, without even a cursory health warning about the firm’s track record of being crazy-wrong, borders on journalistic malpractice.
Dear EFE editor guy/gal, if you’re reading this, kindly get it through your head: GIS XXI is not a pollster. It’s a propaganda organ. Ni es lo mismo ni es igual.