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  •  You're mixing up different things (0+ / 0-)

    Undersampling young voters matters.  That's real.  Age distribution is part of sample selection, and if it's not in your poll and you get something significantly unrepresentative, that's a problem.

    But party ID is more fluid, especially in a state with no party-based voter registration.  If you have party-based registration, you can pick a sample based on the distribution, so long as you are careful to make sure other key factors like geographic distribution and demographics are representative.

    Of course the 2012 polls were bullshit, but the party ID makeup of those polls didn't really tell us that...other clues did.

    46, male, Indian-American, and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

    by DCCyclone on Thu Apr 03, 2014 at 06:59:15 PM PDT

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