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How to check whether an online poll has been tampered with

How to check whether an online poll has been tampered with

I voted on a website ( not mine), on certain issue yesterday. The result was one sided ( i.e., more than 90% of the people answered Yes at the time of voting, about 9k people had voted on a one week old poll at that time). However today when I checked the result, only 50% of the people answered Yes. How can it that in one day more than 9k people voted when the average number of people who voted in past few days was only 1k?

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bert [Entry]

Do not assume that any online poll is valid.
bert [Entry]

"This is non-trivial even for the owner of the site that run the poll.

For you as an outsider, forget it. There is no way you can verify if the votes are real.
As with most information on the Internet, it comes down to trust."