Relying on respondents to take the time to go online and fill out a survey is not a statistically valid means and just becomes a forum for those most vocal on an issue (Poll Points To Opposition Against Mine, The Daily News, Oct. 21).
The discrepancy between the online polling and actual provincial election results in B.C. and Alberta reinforced this.
If the Kamloops Voters Society wants to add to the quality of the discussion, it should stick to traditional random sample polling. Doing so would give their organization more credibility and make their results more likely to be considered by the decision-makers on the mine proposal.