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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-05 11:41 PM
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23. TIA, can we please discuss this calmly?
I am very interested in discussing this further.   First of
all let me state very clearly: I DO NOT THINK BUSH WON OHIO.

I think we also both agree that there is legitimate sample
error in precinct samples.   Mitofsky assigns a 6% MoE to very

****The question is, is it possible that the legitimate sample
error could tend to favour one candidate?****

Based on the Cincy4M observers comments, and based on my own
past experience as a part-time market researcher interviewer,
I think there are certain types of people who are more
receptive to being approached by a stranger and being asked to
answer questions.

We have very few NEP:canvass comparisons to examine.  One set
we do have is for Hamilton County, Ohio  (please see below).  
Notice that the largest discrepancies are at the polling
places that had the smallest samples.  I think it is possible
that the interviewers at those polling places were less
experienced/capable and that they were easily brushed off -
except by certain types of people (i.e., nice helpful people).
  Does that not seem plausable to you?

Thanks for considering this.

           Kerry raw-NEP|Kpolling-place|Kerry loss
(NEP#52)CINCINNATI 4-M  68%     46%        22%
     sample = 31

(NEP#57)HARRISON C       43%     29%      14%
     sample = 28

(NEP#55)FAIRFAX B        50%      37%     13%
     sample = 16

(NEP#49)ANDERSON JJ    32%       24%      8%
     sample = 34

(NEP#51)CINCINNATI 22-E 88%       82%     6%
     sample = 53

(NEP#63)SHARONVILLE 4-C 30%      30%      0%
     sample = 48

(NEP#54)EVENDALE D       25%     33%      -8%
     sample = 52
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