After its Bihar exit poll fiasco in 2015, polling agency Today’s Chanakya had explained, ‘A simple computer template coding marking the alliances got interchanged at our end. Due to this our seat numbers remained the same, but respective alliances got interchanged.’ And the reason given was that the day this template was made, a senior member of the staff was on leave. Oops.
Is this the level of seriousness of some of our leading pollsters? Now