Why the polls were wrong this election

  • 1999-03-11
  • Daniel Silva
TALLINN - The only poll that counts, politicians like to say, is the one taken on election day. The results from Estonia's general elections, which contradicted the polls taken throughout the campaign, show they may be right.Pollsters had written off the ruling Coalition Party of Prime Minister Mart Siimann. Both the Emor research firm, the largest in the Baltics, and Tartu University's Center of Sociological Studies published polls predicting the party would not cross the 5 percent threshold needed to win representation in the next legislature.Siimann's party enjoyed the support of just 2....
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