Wednesday, July 27, 2005
The Age is Running a Poll on Maria Korp
Such polls are not scientific, but they do affect public perception. Repeatedly voiced opinion have a nasty habit of being perceived, for no other reason than prominence, as factual. Within the coming weeks, this poll will be bandied about as representative. But what if one camp is simply more participative than others? The poll therefore becomes most inaccurate, which makes it useless -- unless you're comfortable citing inaccurate polls. If you haven't voted on the poll, please do so now. It only gets more accurate as the sample size grows, after all. Whichever way you vote, you're participating. Note that the URL is not timestamped. Therefore, that particular poll will probably be gone by tomorrow, or when they replace that poll with something else.