Poll-ution

It is hoped that new UK government appointments “may bring a more evidence-based approach to rubbish.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2015/may/11/amber-rudds-appointment-as-climate-secretary)

…as we continue autopsying last week.
“One of the main sources of information for voters is precisely what the pollsters tell them.” (http://www.nature.com/news/why-the-polls-got-the-uk-election-wrong-1.17511)

Heisenberg’s Poll Certainty Principle.

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http://action.makeseatsmatchvotes.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1754&ea.campaign.id=38262&ea.tracking.id=msmv

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Whalerig

In an online poll about the impact of the documentary Blackfish, “one single Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) accounted for more than 54 percent of the votes … the owner of the domain name and company that address belong to was none other than SeaWorld.com” (http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/01/suspicion-over-seaworld-online-poll-results)

Congratulations on achieving moral, technical and publicity incompetence.

Identity

“The winner of [BBC Wildlife magazine’s] poll to choose a national species for Britain is… the hedgehog.” Why do we identify most with the hedgehog? Perhaps “its unique appearance, fascinating lifestyle and unthreatening nature.” (http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/britains-national-species-revealed)

And especially its fatal instinct when confronted with urban monsters.