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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:47 AM
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89. And I would add
That 56:50 is correct for the full sample. However, when precincts with more than 15% percentage of absentee votes/telephone polled responses are omitted, bringing the sample down to 1250 from the original sample of around 1480 (can't remember offhand) the ratio is somewhat higher. This makes sense if the source of error is in voter selection, which should be more truly random in telephone polls which are drawn by a random number generator, than in face-to-face selection methods at the polling place.

In other words the 1250 sample is an "enriched" sample" and the ratio is slightly higher.

I'd also add that the concept of "alpha" (including its name) was my contribution to the debate.

It is the reason Mitofsky is re-analysing his results.
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