Polls in 2011: How did you do?

We review the accuracy of some of our favourite polls from 2011, including predictions about economic growth, prospects for the year of the rabbit and DSK's successor.

Polls in 2011: How did you do?

Before restarting our online polls after the holiday break, we decided to take a look back at some of last year’s results and compare them against what really happened.

One of our first polls of the year asked about Asia’s economic outlook for 2011, with 53% expecting a better performance than 2010. Our readers were not alone in making that mistake, as the turn of events during 2011 surprised even bearish economists.


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