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dzika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-05 03:12 PM
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3. Finding the final 660 responders
NEP released a dataset for the raw responses in the National Exit Poll. This dataset includes the final 660 responses. There is no timestamp on each record so it's not easy to determine which records were in the last 660 to be added to the sample.

NEP does provide a weight for each record that must be applied to the raw sample.

I've been wondering if there would be a way to take the 660 responses with the highest weights (towards Bush) and determine if that set of records would be enough to explain the discrepancy between the 12:20am and 1:40am exit polls.

This is the only idea I've had so far for trying determine which responses were in the earlier samples. I have been assuming that NEP probably re-weighted all of the samples so there was no point in trying this.
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