Election Lessons: Pollsters, like politicians, are losing our trust

Pollsters are increasingly producing poor results in recent elections. The BC Liberals victory this week and Alison Redford’s Alberta PC Party produced what the the public and media called “surprise” results. There are many problems with the polling ecosystem. This posts delves into some of the most pressing ones.

Welcome, Premier Redford: Thoughts on Alberta’s PC Leadership Nomination Race

Early in the morning of October 2nd 2011, Alison Redford won a nail-biter of a decision which resulted in the election of the first woman as Premier (Designate) of Alberta. While the very thought of Alberta having a woman as premier may seem novel to many outsiders, there has been a dramatic shift in politics ...