Thank God this thing is over and that post doesn't have to be refuted anymore.
Did you bother asking anybody about the .8% part?
Our "How will you vote?" poll this time had the No side with a convincing lead. So honestly I think our accuracy last time was a statistical fluke. Then, as someone who studied Maths I don't need to tell you that.
Early tallies in most places are overwhelmingly in favour of Yes ! Think Dublin North is the only constituency that's showing a No vote at the moment.
If it holds up then it's looking like 60% or thereabouts for the Yes side
this is turning out to be a great day
first new stargate universe pilot episodes
second a possible yes in Lisbon
The current result's of the poll on this thread are
I would say this will be similar to the real outcome.
I think perhaps the "How will you vote?" poll was being stuffed by No supporters creating one off accounts to try and game the poll.
I think it could have been accurate, had only people with a certain reputation been allowed to vote on it, e.g. more then a hundred posts and account open for more then a year.
I would have satisfied those criteria. Yet I didn't vote in that (or any other) Boards poll. My reason is that I don't think such polls have any worthwhile degree of reliability, yet some people take them with an amount of seriousness.
Looks like the result will end up at around 66/67% Yes. Our poll was right on the overall result but biased by about 7% towards the NO side.
I think we can say that there was a certain amount of "gaming" going on.
I also think this result definitely underlines where the real political discussion on the Irish Internet is occuring and where public opinion is reflected.
Hmmmmmmmmm Devore,is'nt the usual margin of error +or- 3%? in a poll
wonder what the results of the boards poll would have been if it had only started after polls closed?
Rather depends on the sample size. If the sample size is 100% the margin of error tends towards 0
Lol DeVore SIR!
Tell that to Al Gore!