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Protect The Vote Donating Member (42 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 03:46 PM
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105. You know exits polls are not random
Come on, you said you were a statistician. You know that exit polling (or any opinion poll) is not conducted randomly. For example, if the woman/man ratio increases beyond the state ratio, then pollster will not poll women until the ratio gets back in line.

Don't you think that enough of a sample was taken that effects such as lying or not wanting to be polled are taken care of? Isn't that all part of the margin of error of the poll itself?

Still digging up data from 2000...

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