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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-11-03 09:56 AM
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40. great example of polling bias
one problem with 'polls' - and why the results we read sometimes seem inconsistent with what we 'see and hear' - is that the questions asked (wording) and the questions selected (what is asked vs what is not ask) picks up bias - even if it is unintentional - due to the underlying assumptions made by the person constructing the poll questions.

In this case we have exclusively southern states, at the exclusion of some other regions/states that could also lay claim to such 'charges'.

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