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  •  I'd rather be ahead than behind (4+ / 0-)

    But I cringe when I see pollsters take results out to the decimal place. The sample size required to get to +/- 0.5%, which is the threshold for making decimals statistically significant, is ~40,000 respondents.

     Also, 1 day sample.

    Take with salt as needed.

    I am a Tom Rukavina Democrat

    by OGGoldy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 06:45:29 AM PST

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    •  Silly to report the numbers (1+ / 0-)
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      But they all get them. You could argue it serves as greater disclosure.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 07:07:03 AM PST

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