What's worse, he continues, is that some in the media are willing to publish these suspect polls without scrutiny.
As an example, Wright says the headline and reporting of a poll in the Toronto Sun today showing the Progressive Conservatives far ahead of the Liberals is highly misleading.
But 158 are needed for a majority.am: Anti-establishment 5-Star Movement set to be biggest party The 5-Star Movement is on track to win 34.1 percent of the vote in the lower house chamber of deputies from Sunday's national election, according to an initial projection based on early vote counting.
The projection by pollsters Tecne for the Mediaset TV channel, which is based on a count of a sample of votes, gave a centre-right coalition 34.8 percent.
This is not about "polling"; this is about the willingness of media to source, produce or disseminate poll results with no scruples.
I got the sense from Wright that this is not the last he has to say about the state of polling and media reporting on polls.
Polls indicate that the elections race is very close and it would be so till final results.
Worse still, it suggests to some that if this polling information is misleading and is still published then it raises serious questions about the motive of the outlet who has sponsored it.The people will simultaneously cast their votes for the 630 member lower chamber, known as the Camera dei Deuptati, and the 315 member Senate, known as the Camera del Senato.The first exit polls should be published immediately after polls close at 11pm local time but votes are not expected to be fully counted until around 2pm on Monday local time (1pm GMT).This election cycle, I’m currently tracking over 110 races, and that number is sure to climb as more House races are deemed competitive between now and Election Day.Rather than a prediction of the outcome, the projections you find here serve to tell who would be expected to win As the election nears, my numbers become more predictive in nature.You might hear more about this in the days ahead, and it has the potential to turn into a big media fight. Our public funding only covers some of the cost of producing high-quality, balanced content.We depend on the generosity of people who believe we all should have access to accurate, fair journalism. All you need to know about Presidential and General Election 2017 in Kenya.On Tuesday, August 8, the country will vote to fill about 1,880 positions. The leading candidates are the Jubilee party’s Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition National Super Alliance’s Raila Odinga.I subsequently got a call from John Wright of Ipsos Reid, one of the country's largest and most experienced polling firms.Wright is irate at the state of polling in this country: He says a number of firms are using highly questionable polling techniques that lead to misleading results.