THE number of people who know someone who has taken part in an opinion poll is zero, according to a new poll.
The poll asked 1000 people if they had ever taken part in a poll or knew anyone who had taken part in a poll and 100 percent of respondents said: “No, apart from this poll, obviously.”
Professional pollster Mary Fisher said: “It used to be a bit like Family Fortunes. We’d say we asked 100 people, but we didn’t. We asked 10 people in the office and then multiplied it.
“Otherwise it was just a lot of hassle.
“But recently we’ve come in for some criticism, so for this election we imagine we’re asking 14 people in the fictional Home Counties village of ‘Wopple’ and then, if necessary, we adjust the results based on the opinion of an imaginary plumber from Stevenage called Gary Wilkinson.”
Fisher added: “It’s not an exact science, but it is all paid for by newspapers and they couldn’t give a tuppenny shit.”