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  •  I think it's trickier than that (0+ / 0-)

    You want the sample to be an unbiased sample of actual voters. If some people tell you that they have already voted, and others tell you that they don't plan to vote, it is wishful to assume that ignoring that information will produce an unbiased sample. The truth is that no method is guaranteed to produce an unbiased sample.

    Good polling reports routinely point out that the "margin of error" reflects only random sampling error, and that other sources of error should be considered as well.

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    by HudsonValleyMark on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 01:46:47 PM PDT

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