Here's a poll regarding the support of the federal-level political parties in Canada which I believe can be considered to be serious, scientific and totally unbiased, at least compared to the questionable ones we've been seeing that seem always to suspiciously favor the Liberals at the most unlikely of times.
This Robbins Sce Research poll is described as follows:
A representative sample of 18,443 Canadians between November 11th and 16th, 2005. This survey features a margin of error of 2.15%, 19 times out of 20 @ 98% competency. This poll was paid for by a U.S. company doing business in Canada.
Note the virtually unheard-of sample size of over 18,000 Canadians over a one-week period. Note also it was paid for by an American company. Margin of error just over 2% points, 19 times out of 20 98% of the time. Quite superior statistically to those with which we've been inundated by Canadian pollsters using sample sizes only a fraction of this one, with only 90% accuracy.
Interesting, also, that it makes more sense than some polls by Canuck pollsters which sometimes actually claim to show the Liberals on the borderline of forming a majority despite the apparent contempt with which far too many Canadian voters see the ruling cabal.
Read it for yourself and see how much closer to reality it is than the wildly fluctuating ones regurgitated by the annoying Canuck ones.
How come only an American polling firm seems to take its job really seriously? The Canadian ones seem to be simply going through brainless motions or something.
Very illuminating indeed, especially with regards to the seriousness of Canadian polling firms.