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Posted inCT Viewpoints

The science of polling — isn’t

In our time and place, nothing lends more authority to a field than calling it a science.  Polling has particularly benefited from the rigor implied by its association with the true science of statistics, and its jargon of sample sizes, margins of error and the like. But faulty data defies the most stringent analysis, and that fact has undermined opinion surveys. 

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Politics broken? Enable ranked choice voting

Alternative party candidates should be welcome in our elections, bringing good candidates and new ideas without the stigma of “spoiling” the results by dividing up the votes of candidates who may have similar agendas but different priorities. It should not be that as a result of entering a race as a third-party or independent candidate one could throw the victory to the person they think is least qualified for the job.