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minvis Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-23-05 02:58 PM
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38. You'd have to ask the pollsters
My guess, however, is that they do interview many more people than just the 30-50. You have to remember, though that they have to get the right number of people in each demographic group to be able to give an "accurate" guess of how the rest of the area will vote. They have to have the right ratio of race, gender, age, income, party ID, etc. for that area and it may take 100 interviews to get the 30-50 people who comprise the right demographic ratio.
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