[EM] Approval, polling and strategy

Richard Moore rmoore4 at home.com
Tue Apr 17 23:29:52 PDT 2001

LAYTON Craig wrote:

> Approval, more than any other voting system (except probably Cardinal
> Ratings), relies on strategy based on polling results.

On the contrary, there are many systems where polling is more important
to strategy. Plurality and IRV, for starters.

While polls can be applied to Approval, I think there is plenty of safety in
ignoring the polls and voting a zero-info strategy or one of the variants I
mentioned in my previous reply.


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