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JOHN BOYD APPLAUDS HIS ELECTION PREDICTIONS

Dear Source:
Gee whiz, I got lucky again with my poor methodology and sampling – let me see, all eight candidates in exact order, Gov. Turnbull squeaks in as predicted, six of eight races predicted within 1-2 percent, Chucky was predicted as extremely variable, and only one real last minute miss (de Jongh).
It is always easy to criticize the effort of a pollster, yet no one ever offers an apology for their incompetent assessment of my work, and with the exception of Bernard Hamilton and Raymond James, no one tries to do it with greater accuracy. I applaud the efforts of all competing polls, including straw polls of the schools, and will continue to mock academics who are either too lazy or two incompetent to try and offer the public better information.
I only wish that I were truly clairvoyant and not a skilled practitioner – then I would not have to work as hard or spend so much money to get good results.
John Boyd
St. Croix

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Dear Source:
Gee whiz, I got lucky again with my poor methodology and sampling – let me see, all eight candidates in exact order, Gov. Turnbull squeaks in as predicted, six of eight races predicted within 1-2 percent, Chucky was predicted as extremely variable, and only one real last minute miss (de Jongh).
It is always easy to criticize the effort of a pollster, yet no one ever offers an apology for their incompetent assessment of my work, and with the exception of Bernard Hamilton and Raymond James, no one tries to do it with greater accuracy. I applaud the efforts of all competing polls, including straw polls of the schools, and will continue to mock academics who are either too lazy or two incompetent to try and offer the public better information.
I only wish that I were truly clairvoyant and not a skilled practitioner – then I would not have to work as hard or spend so much money to get good results.
John Boyd
St. Croix

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.