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 you can tell these people are hacks is from the way they frame their questions:
It’s a blatantly leading question, designed to elicit the answer the pollster wants to hear. If you don’t understand why that’s bad practice, you really have no business conducting a poll.
But there’s more.
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