Listeners to the John Oakley Show on Toronto AM640 radio were asked if they believe pollsters, especially the ones that think they can predict the US presidential race. A caller to the show made the perfect comment:
“I don’t believe the six ‘Ps’: Polls, Press, Pundits, Politicians or Progressives.”
That unreliable quality that the above have in common is why the short list for Canadian election reform looks like this:
- ban polls by pollsters during official election campaign
- each polling station’s results are sealed until all polling stations have closed on election day
- three term limit for a politician
You see, real reform has little to do with changing the “first-past-the-post” (FPTP) system.
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