## Testing Pollsters - 538 v Strategic Vision

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:09:59 -0400

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ were *the* site to go to during the US
elections.  I've not visited much since, but the site has continued to
look at polling more generally, and may have stumbled across quite a
scandal.

There's a good summary in the first half of the post here -
http://blog.smellthedata.com/2009/09/analysis-of-pollster-fraud-and-oklahoma.html

Basically, the distribution of final digits seems odd for one
pollster, and also there some fishy results in a particular poll from
the same company.

None of it's conclusive, but it's very thought-provoking.

Andrew