The Lilylandian Broadcasting Company, headed by Maximilian Schröder, vice presydential candidate and former Presydent Russell Gilzem’s running mate in the upcoming Aenderian election, released a fabricated poll.
LBC released the poll less than ten minutes after announcing they intended to perform one, and the poll ultimately put Horatio Eden ahead by four points at 57%, placing his Democratic rival at 53%.
The Eden campaign quickly pointed out that these two figures made 110%, at which point Mr. Schröder acknowledged his mistake but did not withdraw the poll, pictured below. The poll was not sourced, outside of a vague reference to “LBC/ATPOLL”, and misspells Presydent Horatio Eden’s name as “Horaito Eden”.
A number of polling agencies have taken polls of the election. The Daily Micronational’s updated poll with a sample size of nine places the election at 55.6% to 44.4% in favour of the Eden campaign, while the Aenderian News Network, a pro-Eden organisation, puts the race at 70% to Eden and 30% to Gilzem with a sample size of ten. Gilzem’s campaign’s own polling puts the race at 64.3% to 35.7% in favour of Eden, though their organisation has not published sample sizes.
LBC later submitted a poll with a sample size of five that alleged that 75% of the public believed Gilzem to be fit for office, but also gave Eden a lead of twenty points over his competitor, placing the election at 60%/40%.