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View Diary: Beyond the Margin of Error: When Polls Fail, or Why Elizabeth Warren Will Dash GOP Hopes (104 comments)

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  •  It's always a balancing act. (4+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, bythesea, DemFromCT, Mokurai

    When I teach undergrads about polling, I start on a positive note -- "despite what you might hear, polling really can work" -- including a visual and relatively non-technical illustration of sampling logic. But then the rest of the lecture is, "however, here are all of the ways it can go wrong, and here are several questions you must ask of any poll before trusting its result. . ."

    You are reading my signature line. #hashtag

    by cardinal on Fri Jun 15, 2012 at 05:33:43 PM PDT

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