[EM] FBC comparison: WV, margins, MMPO, DMC
ahtarr at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 08:24:29 PDT 2005
On 9/10/05, Jobst Heitzig <heitzig-j at web.de> wrote:
We could discuss whether insincere equal ranking for top is more dishonest
> or whether approving one more candidate is more dishonest...
Ah, ok, I should have read the second before responding to the first. You're
a step ahead of me. ;)
As I said, the two approaches are very hard to compare. In some sense,
insincere equal rankings is a dishonest RELATIVE opinion, while insincere
approval is a dishonest ABSOLUTE opinion. If you vote on a rated ballot
which has an implicit approval cutoff, then the two are more directly
comparable. Then again, some voters will place more psychological stock in
absolute position on a rated ballot than others will.
I think we both agree that they are less extreme than reversing rankings of
two candidates. This is trivially obvious when comparing to dishonest
In the end this is an interesting psychological question, but a hard one to
come up with any solid conclusions about.
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