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Polling increasingly difficult numbers game

Published Oct. 20, 2015, on Yahoo News.

What you expected to happen on election night depended entirely on who you asked and when you asked.

The NDP was within reach of forming government; or there was a dead heat; or the Conservatives were pulling ahead; or the Liberals were surging.

The numbers game is an increasingly difficult one for pollsters who try and gauge voter intentions.

As Election Day unfolds, exhausted political organizers move from changing minds to moving bodies

Published on Oct. 18, 2015, in the National Post

Early in his career, former Ontario premier Ernie Eves won an election by just six votes and the nickname “Landslide Ernie” stuck with him, despite decades of electoral success that followed. The only person more annoyed by that narrow margin was his challenger who lost.