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Polling firms have lost credibility, says Clark aide Pamela Martin

Pamela Martin, the former TV anchor who became an aide to Premier Christy Clark, cried tears of joy as she watched the local TV networks declare victory for the B.C. Liberals which most pollsters predicted would be turfed from office.

Martin, attending the BC Liberal party at the Wall Centre, said she never quite believed the polls of recent weeks, saying that "our internal polling was telling us that it was wrong. But still it's hard in the face of seeing all of the other polls showing you losing, it's hard to maintain your optimism.

"It's been a bit of a roller-coaster, put it that way."

Martin said the polling companies will have less credibility after this election.

"Something about the system is not working. I'm sure the polling companies are going to look at that pretty closely. And they should."

Doug Ward is covering the election for The Tyee.

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