National Party blogger David Farrar writes:
“The poll had Key leading Clark by 2:1 consistently all of Tuesday. Then a huge splurt of votes today with 85% of them being for Clark. The Herald should publish the IP addresses of any mass multiple voting.”
What’s that? Stop the presses! “A huge splurt of votes”. That must be unheard of in elections. Statements and analysis like that certainly wouldn’t fill me with confidence were I one of Curia’s clients and may go some way to explain Farrar’s failure as Mark Blumsky’s campaign manager, who, Farrar’s analysis suggests would have won Wellington Central had there not been “a huge splurge of votes” for Marian Hobbs.
I’m not defending these online polls. I think they’re at best a waste of time, and at worst irresponsible journalism.