Lately there has been publicity about the results of election polls in the North Okanagan Shuswap in the federal election. This is mostly based on results provided by Three HundredEight.com, an Internet-based polling model that consolidates the results of the various polls done by others.
Eric Grenier, who operates the model, states the following – “These riding projections are not polls and not necessarily an accurate reflection of correct voting intentions in each riding.”
His latest results for this riding shows his estimate has a 58 per cent chance of being correct.
To my knowledge there has not been any actual polling done in this riding. There have been a few polls done recently by Insight Research, mostly on the Lower Mainland that show that 30 per cent of voters are undecided.
The national polls also reflect this. However, public polls only tabulate results from decided voters.
We are in a very volatile situation so voters should take every opportunity to become informed about the parties and the candidates.
There are a number of all- candidates’ meetings upcoming throughout the riding starting in September that everyone should attend.
After all, one wouldn’t buy a car with doing a test drive.