Polling the polls: How one man got it right

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- themediaonline.co.za | 4 months ago

Up on the hill overlooking the triumphant mess that is election week in South Africa, stands a lone man armed with his journalistic instincts and a pocket calculator.

Other than The Simpsons, very few people are able to predict anything as accurate as an election result – but Dawie Scholtz (left) came ridiculously close to doing just that. Scholtz was up against the traditional pollsters; Ipsos and Mark Data.

But in the end, these huge, supposedly well-staffed organisations failed to hit the target like he did.

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