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Opinion polls differ wildly 3 months ahead of Georgian election

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |

Zurab Bigvava. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two opinion polls show vastly different levels of support for the two main contenders in Georgia’s parliamentary election, scheduled for October 8. A poll conducted by Georgian Dream gives the party a lead of 35 percent, with the United National […]

New report exposes faults in Georgia polling

By | June 20th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

Kathy Frankovic, one of the co-authors of the report. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A new report about the political polls in 2012 warns of a dangerous trend if last year’s polls continue this year ahead of the presidential election in October. The report Making Public Polling Matter found that the results of last year’s polls […]

Surveys differing wildly ahead of Georgian election

By | July 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The opposition Georgian Dream party does not trust the results of a survey conducted by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), which shows that the governing party of President Saakashvili has twice as much support as Georgian Dream. […]

Answer to Marine Chitashvili regarding NDI’s survey

By | April 6th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

  Marine Chitashvili, Thank you for your letter and for citing many of the interesting issues that the survey brings to light. We also thank you for your comments supporting our representative sampling methodology on the March 26 showing of “Tskheli Khazi.” As my […]

Open letter to Mr. Navarro, NDI – Georgia

By | April 6th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

  Dear Mr. Navarro, From March 21 to 30 I was honored to be named by you as a local expert supporting the methodological part of your recent sociological survey published at 03.21.2012. First of all, I want to express my gratitude for regarding me as an expert or a trustworthy person, […]

NDI’s survey and its influence on Georgian politics

By | April 5th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

The survey which was implemented in March of 2012 in Georgia, by the one of the leading and authoritative organization in the World – The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDIIA or NDI) has caused a hard discussion in Georgian society, writes […]

The American Institutes’ Surveys and Georgian Politics

By | April 4th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

As for many things in Georgia, the fate of sociology is dramatic in Georgian politics, writes Ramaz Sakvarelidze, political commentator. The culmination of this drama was the so-called exit poll on election day in 2008. The results of this survey were nearly identical to […]

NDI Georgia defends poll which shows Ivanishvili losing

By | April 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new poll by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) shows the opposition Georgian Dream led by Bidzina Ivanishvili reduced to only 10%. Mikhail Saakashvili’s National Movement party receives 47%. NDI has been in hot waters locally over the poll, […]

U.S. Ambassador to Georgia is confident in NDI’s polling methods

By | March 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The U.S. Embassy to Georgia has expressed its confidence in surveys done by the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute and says the polls are conducted professionally and are based on legitimate methodology. The […]

Fearing the bandwagon effect: Georgia’s opinion poll wars

By | March 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A new opinion poll in Georgia surprisingly showed that a new opposition movement has little support. Was it a sensational, true, finding, or did the pollster “cook” the survey? The election campaign is well underway in Georgia, and apart from the ground rules […]