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Leading pollster dumps October survey because Chileans preferred not to reply

Friday, November 9th 2012 - 06:19 UTC
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One of Chile’s leading pollsters Adimark GfK announced on Thursday it would not be publishing the political public opinion poll for the month of October because of the high percentage of “no reply” during interviews. Read full article

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  • Guzz

    *sniff sniff*
    You lot smell that?
    That the smell of a massive win for Bachelet :)

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 06:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Embarassing, I've never heard of this happening before

    #1 =)

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 12:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    What are you two on about?
    It has nothing to do with who will win the next election. The pollster didn’t achieve a large enough sample to make the poll valid.
    It is not surprising, they do the polling by phone, which I find very annoying. I always tell them I am too busy. Maybe I should post less on MP and answer more polls.

    Bachelet still hasn’t announced her intention to run. If she doesn’t the Concertacion will struggle to find a strong enough candidate to unite the coalition.

    As a matter of curiosity, why do two socialists like yourselves have so much admiration for a leader who stuck so rigidly to the strict fiscal model and presided over a period that saw increased inequality. I am fine with a Bachelet comeback, but why are you not supporting a candidate from one of the leftist parties?

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @3 In my experience, in Chile people are less keen on strangers asking them questions. In Argentina you only have to greet someone for them to give you their entire life story. Different culture.

    Bachelet stuck close to the centre whilst introducing some needed social policies. She was admired by all sides of the political spectrum with the exception of the extreme left and right. The idea that she sits on the far left is just not true.

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Elaine
    Very true.
    There is an Argie who lives at the end of my street who I have to avoid as I walk to work. He is nice enough, but if I stop to talk that is my morning gone. The fatal error of asking him how things are will generate a monolog that moves from the wife and kids, to his favourite restaurant in BA, to the house price bubble,...nothing is as it seems..they are all liars...the whole world is corrupt...the gringos are taking over, the Chinese are taking over...the jews are taking over..bla bla...the petrol companies are stealing...the banks are stealing...the government is stealing...his employer is stealing...his colleagues are stealing. It’s no wonder nothing ever gets done over there.

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ElaineB

    @5 LOL!

    It makes my job very easy in Argentina and a little more tricky in Chile. There I have to work hard at gaining the confidence of people. But that is similar to the UK so I just take my time.....: )

    Nov 10th, 2012 - 01:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    The (bogus) free trader Chile doing business with the CIA. Remember, Piñera and Patty O'bumbo are “best friends”.
    http://www.infowars.com/cia-allegedly-using-drug-money-to-overthrow-ecuador-president-rafael-correa/

    Nov 10th, 2012 - 06:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    As a matter of curiosity, why do two socialists like yourselves have so much admiration for a leader who stuck so rigidly to the strict fiscal model and presided over a period that saw increased inequality. I am fine with a Bachelet comeback, but why are you not supporting a candidate from one of the leftist parties? +1

    Indeed funny, that both lads (BK and Guzz) believe that Bachelet would change anything in the long term policies of Chile. There will not be a change of a since 30 years working and growing Chilean Model. She didn't change it in her previous presidency, nor will she do in a potential further legislation period. If she succeeds, well... then go on! At least we can trust on consistency of our goals.

    PS: Bachelet was not a big friend of your Malvinas cause in opposite to your detested Piñera. You are shooting yourself into your feet xD

    Nov 12th, 2012 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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