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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Canadian Pollsters Are the New "Weather Persons"...

I've always thought that being a weather man HAD to be the absolute best possible job in the world. You never have to be accurate, even in the face of broadcasting live that it will be "sunny, clear and warm" during a torrential downpour.

However, I think being a Canadian political pollster now has the potential to overtake that old plum role as the job with the least possible requirement for any sort of accuracy.

Not so long ago, Alberta pundits and pollsters showed a catastrophic end to the Conservative dynasty here in Alberta. Not only was that prediction as accurate as an Iraqi scud missile, the Conservatives returned with a commanding majority.

Last night, British Columbia had the same exact experience. Polls predicted an NDP crush, yet the liberals took another majority.

I want a job where I can make any bold-faced claim as an expert, with no requirement to have the ultimate outcome land anywhere on the dart board, let alone anywhere close to the bulls-eye.

Maybe I need to hang a shingle, and call myself a political psychic. Almost as good a chance as these so-called experts.

Don't we have any animals here that can pick winners, like that critter down south that picks major league sports wins????



Mrs That Dan Guy said...

Indeed. Neither accuracy nor expertise required to forecast weather or political wins. Not a bad gig.

ThatDanGuy said...