On November 30, 2023, CJPME volunteer Walter Thomas Beckett was published in the Taber Times. His article, “ASG Israel-Hamas poll methodology suspect,” rebutted a Taber Times piece about a poll conducted by Aurora Strategy Global. Beckett critiqued the suspicious language used in the polling that revealed a sharp bias.
A subsequent investigation by The Breach revealed that the poll was secretly organized by the Israeli consulate in Toronto.
This situation highlights the necessity for journalists to exercise skepticism when reporting on public opinion polls.
CJPME is grateful for the compelling work of its volunteers. Applause is due for Mr. Beckett.