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At Issue: Polls, polls, polls

10/10/2014 03:02 EDT | Updated 12/09/2014 05:59 EST
Catch up on Thursday's At Issue panel on The National as Peter Mansbridge is joined by Andrew Coyne of Postmedia/National Post, Chantal Hébert of the Toronto Star and Bruce Anderson of Anderson Insight.

After a brief discussion on this week's vote in Parliament on a combat role for Canada in support of the anti-ISIS forces, the discussion turns to state of the polling industry:

- Are polls still useful, given the increasing challenge of getting people to respond?

- Should media outlets commission polls?

- Are polling firms or the media more to blame when dodgy data gains traction?

- How should voters assess the polls they hear about?

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