Do opinion polls constitute a way of indirect demarchy?

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Opinion polls may influence politicians. As opinion polls are based on a random sample of citizens, does this influence constitute an indirect form of demarchy?

In governance, sortition (also known as selection by lottery, selection by lot, allotment, demarchy, stochocracy, and aleatoric democracy) is the selection of political officials as a random sample from a larger pool of candidates.

Of course, it's not real demarchy because politicians may still choose to ignore opinion polls (and often do).

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