Wednesday, January 30, 2013

IRI Survey credibility reduced due to IPOR's suspicious actions

By Shah Zalmay Khan (@PTI_FATA)
The latest IRI survey was conducted on behalf of IRI by a Pakistani organization named IPOR (Institue for Public Opinion Research) that claims to be an independent group.
Though PTI circles admit PTI's popularity has declined due to multiple reasons, however, concerns were voiced by PTI supporters about the credibility of IPOR's process because of its alleged links with PMLN, the party that was dubbed most popular by the said survey.
Below is a snapshot of the Google cached webpage of IPOR's client list page (dated 11 Jan 2013) that explicitly mentioned PMLN as a client of IPOR.
Link for Google cached page: IPOR website on 11 January 2013

The webpage accessible till 2 days ago (28 January) was according to the above screenshot. However, after PTI supporters pointed out this apparent conflict of interest and PMLN's popularity stats were questioned, IPOR folks did something that aggravated the doubts further. They added PTI to the list of clients on their website in a bid to prove their neutrality.
Below is a screenshot of IPOR's webpage as accessible today (30 January)


This would have gone unnoticed normally but PTI's tech-savvy supporters dug up the MANIPULATION and TAMPERING done with the website.
The facts narrated above raise some pertinent questions:
  • Why IPOR tampered with the website after transparency questions were raised?
  • On whose direction was the tampering done?
  • Did IPOR try to give credence to popularity of PMLN by this action?
  • If indeed it was done on PMLN's direction, what does it reflect about IPOR's credibility?
  • If the survey was not credible, does it mean IPOR willfully indulged in professional misconduct by misrepresenting on-ground public opinion?
  • Doesn't this tampering put a question mark on the veracity of IRI itself?
Someone must answer these questions; at IPOR and IRI.
The writer is a tribesman from Bajaur Agency (FATA) and tweets at @PTI_FATA (no official association with PTI)

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1 comment:

  1. New Survey:
    Interestingly PTI again on 3rd Number:

    Of those respondents who say they have registered for the upcoming elections, 29 per cent expressed an intention to vote for the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). 24.7 per cent pledged support for the Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PMLN) while 20.3 per cent indicated a preference for the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
    For More info: visit the below link.