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MacGregor Donating Member (148 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-04 02:16 AM
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21. The updated numbers aren't even mathematically possible.
Edited on Wed Nov-03-04 02:56 AM by MacGregor
Unless the original figures were in error. But even if they uncovered an additional 57 respondents, the math doesn't work. (And why, then all of a sudden now are the original figures in error? Does someone need a legitimacy booster shot now? Shit, don't answer that...)

I think my math is right, here, but try to follow:

    With 1,963 respondents, a 47% men respondents figure is 923. A 49%/51% B/K split is 452/471. With 2,020 respondents, a 47% figure is 950 men, an addition of 27 men respondents. A 52%/47% B/K split is 494/456. Except even if all 27 new responses were solely for *, it could be no more than 479/471 (50.4%/49.6% B/K ).

    With 1,963 respondents, a 53% women respondents figure is 1040. A 47%/53% B/K split is 489/551. With 2,020 respondents, a 53% figure is 1070 women, an addition of 30 women respondents. A 50/50 B/K split is 535/535. Except even if all 30 new responses were solely for *, it could be no more than 519/551 (48.5%/51.5% B/K).


Jesus, we been so completely jobbed by the pollsters and media. Fuck, these assholes learned nothing from 2000, did they? Not that they give a round little damn, of course.
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