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  •  Why would a state senate race (0+ / 0-)

    Be more expensive to poll?

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    by David Nir on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 08:12:04 PM PDT

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    •  Oh come on (0+ / 0-)

      Just say right or wrong next time!

      •  which at this point you probably don't need to (0+ / 0-)
        •  Heh well (1+ / 0-)
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          buckybadger1988

          What matters is the sample size you're looking for. That determines how many calls you need to make, which determines how many voter records you need to be able to draw from. Those two things are what generally determines costs for polling, though with IVR polling, voter lists are a much bigger factor than making calls, since it's just a robot doing the latter.

          So you could easily have a state senate poll cost more or less than a U.S. Senate poll, just depending on how big you want your sample to be. If anything, smaller races often have smaller samples (because it's cheaper and budgets are smaller). Our samples were ridiculously huge for these races because people are very engaged in Wisconsin right now, so people are responding to our polls at a much higher rate than normal. (We saw that even more insanely in our March polls.)

          Political Director, Daily Kos

          by David Nir on Wed Jun 29, 2011 at 01:32:54 PM PDT

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