Monday, July 8, 2013

Updates to federal averages and by-elections

On Friday, I had to say good-bye to my eight-year-old desktop PC. It had suddenly, and tragically, decided to kick the bucket. Luckily, I back-up regularly and the hard-drive was not shot so nothing of importance was lost. But it did throw a monkey wrench into my plans for updating the site on Friday.

This morning, I have updated the federal averages with the latest Ipsos-Reid poll and have put all of the by-elections in the By-Elections Barometer up to date, taking into account all the polling that I missed while I was away the week before last. I have also added the two new races in Etobicoke-Lakeshore and Scarborough-Guildwood.

As there were a lot of updates to do to the barometer, and since this new computer and Windows 8 has slowed me down considerably while I get the hang of it, I won't have any more detailed post to put up until tomorrow. But check out the new aggregates and by-election forecasts in the meantime.


  1. Wharr seat breakdown. Wharrrr! Lol.

  2. I wonder just how these would hold up if a real election is called tomorrow.

    Got a hunch they would change.

  3. I'm sorry that you've chosen to saddle yourself with Windows 8.

    1. Thanks Ira. My opinion to but I decided to not say.

    2. I recently bought a Mac and must say I am disappointed. I had an old Mac and I swear it was faster than the piece of $%^@ I now own. Additionally, a friend of mine recently bought a pc laptop and swears his old pc desktop (circa 2004) was faster than his new computer.

      The IT guy at work told me that a lot of the slowness/ problems PC user have are caused by adobe and other updates.

    3. Let alone the COM/Active X shite !!

      Plus if it's Intel forget it !


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