Musings —03.04.2011 09:16 AM—
A polling firm, Forum Research, has something out suggesting that the McGuinty Liberals and the Hudak-Hillier PCs are vitually “neck and neck” in the Greater Toronto Area.
I asked some friends who Forum Research was.
I’m sure they are very nice folks and all that, but no other polling firm ever, ever confirmed their GTA result. In fact, everyone else found that Sarah Thompson and Joe Pantalone were never behind Rossi in the final few months. Not once. That’s why Benedict Baldy dropped out, in fact. The Forum Research poll did not match what others were finding, or what was happening at the doors.
Can pollsters get things wrong? Yep, they sure can. The good folks at Forum did with Rossi, in my view.
I’m writing a column about this polling stuff for the Sunday Sun. I don’t believe the federal Liberals are as behind as some pollsters say they are. And I don’t believe this morning’s survey, at all.
Over and out.