Thursday, January 26, 2006

Vote twice, vote often

David Walker has built an online STV poll of the leadership election. This gives a different result to the poll being conducted by Colin Ross, which is just a FPTP poll.
If only the Eurovision song contest was scored by STV...


At 12:15 pm, Blogger Joe Otten said...

Of course they probably give different results because they are both web polls, which are pretty random.

At 12:59 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're actually fairly similar (40 MC - 40 CH - 20 SH) if you compare Colin's results with the first preferences on David's results.

At 11:25 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Web poll are by and large useless. However, if you watch them over time they can tell you things about mood changes.

My first round poll started off with very little happening for Simon. His share was in the low teens. After his revalation his share has strengthened, Huhne's has fallen back slightly and Ming's has stayed about the same.

The second round continues to result in a Huhne win after Simon is eliminated, but his margin of victory is smaller.

What that means is speculation, but it is interesting none the less.


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