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To: HiTech RedNeck
PEW research said the average poll now depends on a miniscule 9% response rate.

That means that if the members of a special interest group simply ALWAYS answer the calls from pollsters, their opinion will register 11 Times their actual percentage of the sampled population!

For example, we just now got a call from a special interest group interested in drug rehabilitation ~ I elected to be among the 91% whose opinion wasn't actually reflected and not the 9% who answer their questions.

The Paulistas should jump for joy!

9 posted on 01/22/2013 1:52:48 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

There’s enough secret sauce being slopped about now to drown in it.

When I studied political science as a non major subject in college (I majored in engineering) I was told about polling methodologies that would move heaven and earth to get a scientifically accurate sample. And it took weeks if not months to do that.


11 posted on 01/22/2013 2:03:20 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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