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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    India opinion polls point to big win for BJP leader Modi

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Opinion polls point to a big election win for Modi Indian politicians hit the campaign trail for a final day yesterday before the start of a marathon ... Mahal. Indian opinion polls, while notoriously unreliable, point to a strong win by Modi, 63, a tea stall owner's son and a charismatic politician who has said only he can revive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465868/india-opinion-polls-point-big-win-bjp-leader-modi
  2. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Opinion poll techniques 'could lead to distorted results', says think tank boss

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:05am by Tanna Chong and Jeffie Lam

    ... HKU polls 'problematic' The head of the government's in-house think tank has waded into a row over opinion polling by describing some polls conducted by the University of Hong ... their own polling organisation. While Shiu refused to say if polls had become a political tool, he said: "If one masters certain statistical skills, one can manipulate public opinion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445116/government-think-tank-chief-joins-row-over-problematic-hku-polls
  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian investors lose faith in opinion surveys amid poll-rigging scandal

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Indian investors concerned after news report reveals survey agencies' rampant practice of accepting cash to doctor opinion polls for elections Faith lost amid poll-rigging exposé The pioneer of political opinion polls in India says he has good reason not to trust them: he has been asked to rig them on more than 10 occasions over the past two decades ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1443899/indian-investors-lose-faith-opinion-surveys-amid-poll-rigging-scandal
  4. News - Hong Kong

    New World tycoon Henry Cheng backs call for 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 03:27am by Tony Cheung, Stuart Lau

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Stuart Lau Henry Cheng backs call for 'patriotic' opinion polls A Hong Kong business titan has backed fellow tycoon Peter Lee Ka-kit's call for "independent" opinion polls to counter "unpatriotic" surveys by the University of Hong Kong. New World chairman Henry Cheng Kar-shun, a colleague of Lee on the standing committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1442254/new-world-tycoon-henry-cheng-backs-call-patriotic-opinion-polls
  5. News - China

    Property tycoon calls for organisation to conduct 'patriotic' opinion polls

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 03:02am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung in Beijing and Jeffie Lam Tycoon seeks 'patriotic' opinion polls The pro-government camp in Hong Kong should set up its own organisation to conduct public opinion ... manipulating public opinion [with surveys] Peter Lee, Henderson Land Lee accused the HKU programme of "publishing poll results that are unfavorable to the central and local governments at critical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440507/property-tycoon-calls-organisation-conduct-patriotic-opinion-polls
  6. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Was opinion poll any use? Our survey said …

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung

    ... Public opinion polls might be helpful in backing up politicians' proposals for the government, but the latest effort by lawmaker Elizabeth Quat, of the Democratic Alliance ... pro-establishment Sha Tin district councillor, Lee Kam-ming, asked how the poll was relevant to Quat's job as a lawmaker. "The survey is quite special," Lee said. "But I don't know ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421614/was-opinion-poll-any-use-our-survey-said
  7. Pan-democrat clashes, likely poll inaccuracies cloud predictions

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... to opinion polls add uncertainty to the outcome. Opinion surveys by the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Lingnan University have all shown Civic Party candidate Alan Leong Kah-kit, ... shown, while the pan-democrats could have been expected to get 3 per cent less. And Professor Li said many Beijing-friendly voters tended not to respond to opinion polls, further undermining poll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651261/pan-democrat-clashes-likely-poll-inaccuracies-cloud-predictions
  8. Trust in surveys undermined, pollsters warn

    Posted Sep 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... requests, Professor Wong said opinion polls should not be influenced by political rows. Li Pang-kwong, director of the public governance programme at Lingnan University, said more voters might ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phyllis Tsang Response drops over exit poll fears Pollsters warned yesterday that public trust in election surveys had been compromised, after recent controversy over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651433/trust-surveys-undermined-pollsters-warn
  9. Young people in change of heart

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... on Sunday. In the association's first poll, which was conducted in the middle of last month, 58.2 per cent of respondents said they would vote, while 57 per cent expressed the same intention in the second poll released last week. One of the survey organisers, Chan Kwok-bong, said incidents such as the controversy surrounding the Equal Opportunities Commission and university budget cuts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435418/young-people-change-heart
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Voters 'more co-operative' with exit polls, says HKU's Robert Chung

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... they were in 2008, generating largely accurate results, a leading pollster said. Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, told a radio ... "Voters were much more co-operative," Chung said. "But it still didn't reach the level of eight years ago, before the controversies about exit polls became heated. It was about 60 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1040907/voters-more-co-operative-exit-polls-says-hkus-robert-chung

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