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An interesting public opinion poll

A recent public opinion poll found that a majority are willing to consider a “political revolution” to redistribute income from the richest Americans to the middle class. 225 more words

Society

Clinton keeps firm lead over Sanders ahead of 2nd debate

Hillary Clinton is maintaining her considerable lead over Bernie Sanders ahead of the second Democratic primary debate in Iowa on Saturday, according to a new… 232 more words

2016

Public Opinion about Climate Change policies: Alberta and Canada

In September, 2015  Pembina Institute released an opinion poll of Albertans, conducted by EKOS Research. Of the 1,885 respondents, 50% would support an economy-wide carbon tax, rising to 72% if the proceeds were invested in low-carbon projects; 70% want stricter enforcement of the existing environmental rules and safeguards in the oilsands; 70% support investing in renewables to reduce coal use, and 86% want the province to increase support for clean energy and clean technology.   186 more words

You can do it! On October 19, defeat the Conservatives and keep the Liberals out!

The fact that the predictions of the pollsters should not sway Canadians to vote against their conscience can be seen in their reports on the eve of the October 19 election. 225 more words

Canada

Two new polls show Liberals headed toward win

Two polls, one by Mainstreet Research, another by Léger Marketing, show the Liberals’ lead increasing as the federal election campaign enters its final weekend.

Mainstreet’s poll, conducted Wednesday and Thursday, found that the Liberals had a five-point lead among decided and leaning voters over their nearest rivals, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives. 429 more words

National

An antidote for the polls – To be taken with a grain of salt

Pliny the Elder translated an ancient antidote for poison in his work Naturalis Historia, 77 A.D.:

“Take two dried walnuts, two figs, and twenty leaves of rue; pound them all together, with the addition of a grain of salt; if a person takes this mixture fasting, he will be proof against all poisons for that day.” 329 more words

Canada