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Poll: Tower poll compromised

  • Wednesday Poll: Some of you have noticed that the poll results that I provided were different than the ones you saw last night and this morning. The poll this morning showed 70% approval with more than 900 voters. The daily poll rarely gets more than 225-250 votes. Hundreds of the votes were cast by someone who has figured a way to game this polling system. It has happened before. Usually, I eliminate those votes and take the resulting percentages. I've also found that the percentages in these polls rarely changes more than a few percent after the first 75 to 100 votes. The voting through midafternoon yesterday was running strongly against the design offered. So it isn't hard to figure that the poll was intentionally broken by someone.
  • Today's Poll: Do you plan to see the controversial outdoor Christmas display offered by Hayden attorney Jeremy Morris?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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