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View Diary: Weekly Tracking Poll: A Levelling Off (98 comments)

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  •  Why? (0+ / 0-)

    How can you dispute one segment of a poll?

    You either believe the poll or you don't - all of it, not one small section.

    Silence is the enemy - Green Day 4330+ dead - Bring them home

    by Miss Blue on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 09:04:40 AM PDT

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    •  How are these people contacted? (0+ / 0-)

      It's by phone, a fair number of the abject poor do not have access to phones, and I'd say the numbers of abject poor in the South as a percentage of the total population trump the numbers than in any other part of the country.

      And yes, those abject poor are most likely to be people of color. I would tend to think they favor Democrats.

      •  Pollsters are aware of your concern. (0+ / 0-)
        And they have been interpreting poll results accordingly and rather accurately (based on election result comparisons) for a very long time.

        Your concern and others are handled by different models used by their statisticians.

        You can probably find a primer over @ 538.

        I Was Born To Be Censored.

        by olo on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 09:48:40 AM PDT

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