John Hyland writes;
The poll commissioned by the Pro-Life Campaign and reported on in the Irish Times and elsewhere is, from a research design point of view, really flawed. Long, complicated questions that lead to the answers the campaign wanted to hear. That these responses apparently went so against the results of the Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll (lots of shorter, simple questions) should be ringing alarm bells. Populations don’t change their minds that quickly. There’s a good analysis from DCU’s political science lecturer Eoin O’Malley here.
Any excuse to play this.
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)