Last edited by Cruimh; 16-04-2012 at 07:33 PM.
After 9 months at PW.org you should be well able to answer this question yourself.
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
Because people here are very well informed ?
In general, PW polls run pretty close to reputable national polls.
Do you have the wording of the Newstalk poll by any chance ?
I think our views on the wider public are well documented at this stage
Not many here aided FG to near majority either
Well that answers one question I've been wondering about Cruimh ... the exact same question was asked on another forum today with the exact same spelling mistake ('intented' instead of intended).
I didn't think the Cruimh here was the same as the Cruimh over there and at least I've settled that in my mind.
To answer the question though there are still a lot of people in Ireland who are not even remotely informed politically whether by choice or because they read one paper and watch RTE only I don't know.
There are people out there who will decide to vote for someone because they like their hair more than another candidate. Just ask Donie Cassidy.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.
Frankly in this case, I'm with the gen public. Given the choice between a slow reduction in funds and the possibility of QE (yes) and immediate balancing of the budget and massive austerity (no), I know which I consider to be less damaging to my children's welfare.
Most people of my age with children appear to be sharing my viewpoint.... pragmatism comes before high minded idealism when you have responsibilities. The age profile of this site is possibly younger than the average and there are far more people on here who would belong to the hard left than I would see in daily life.
I'm not saying pragmatism is necessarily correct, but it is the way middle aged parents and pensioners will vote.
Sorry, but there you have it.
They may crush the flowers, and trample every living thing but they cant stop the spring..
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I think it is too early to take any polls seriously..
Last edited by smiles; 13-03-2012 at 10:07 AM.
Well personally, and really I no longer care if this comes across as arrogant, but I really don't care and never really did about "being in step with popular opinion".
I only cared about being honest, to my self most of all but also to others. A small side consequence of this has been the happy coincidence of being right on most calls. But IMO being right is merely a consequence of being ruthlessly honest - with yourself and others.
I'd rather be honest and wrong than dishonest and right. But over the last 20 years this hasn't been an issue, I've found being strictly honest leads inevitably to being right anyway.