A short aside on Predicmática

On the heels of YVPolis’s latest, just a quick note on no-name, no-track-record “pollster” Predicmática. Although this new firm is apparently not entirely a Maletín-based undertaking – good sources tell me they actually do real field polling – their presentations fail catastrophically to demonstrate even basic competence. Besides the criminally misdesigned PowerPoint slides, the way…

Practical Guide for the Modern Fake Pollster

Dear Fake Pollster, It’s an unpleasant thing to have to bring up, but we feel we really must have a word: there’s been a marked decline in the quality of the Fake Pollstering y’all have been putting out, and it simply will not do. In particular, the following points demand urgent attention: 1. It is…

Et tu, PJ?

Really, PJ? You’re going to start circulating blatantly fake polls by no name, no track record, no website pollsters that just “happen” to show your guy winning? Really? With expertly formulated, in-no-way-leading questions like “would you agree that President Chávez, in his condition as a cancer patient, should govern the country for six more years?”…