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    But there are a number of available controls for sampling.  Are MSNBC polls accessible by the masses, or do they control who can participate?  Does MSNBC, unlike CNN, consider their technique scientific?  

    While I'll grant that internet access does skew a sample universe, there are ways to attempt to limit and adjust polling data if the sampling is controlled, as opposed to open-access.  Liberals and progressives have reverse-freeped CNN's open participation web polls for years. (thanks, Atrios ... i mean it ... used to be such fun seeing wolf blitzer squirm)  

    But lots of polling organizations use web-based polling all the time.  The only built-in biases to well-run web-polls are the non-participation of neo-Luddites, low-income folks, and non-responsives.  There are good means, otherwise, to control sampling.

    vote early - vote often

    by wystler on Tue May 25, 2004 at 06:15:28 AM PDT

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    •  Just Participated in MSNBC Live-Vote (none)
      Kerry's up to 77% on this week's live-vote poll.  But this is the perfect example of an uncontrolled sample.  Doesn't begin to apply to Zogby's methodology (can state that with high confidence without knowing the method)

      vote early - vote often

      by wystler on Tue May 25, 2004 at 06:27:08 AM PDT

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