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Very good review (and encouraging) review of the statistical analysis for 2008 POTUS Polls
Real Clear Politcs ^ | 10/24/2008

Posted on 10/24/2008 2:41:08 PM PDT by NYC_BULLMOOSE

First, we need a short primer on basic statistics. Real Clear Politics offers an unweighted average, or mean, of the polls. As long as there is more than one poll in the average, we can also calculate the standard deviation, which is one of the most important concepts in inferential statistics. The standard deviation simply tells us how much the polls are disagreeing with one another.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; polls; standarddeviation
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21 posted on 10/24/2008 4:19:21 PM PDT by Kevmo (I love that sound and please let that baby keep on crying. ~Sarah Palin)
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22 posted on 10/24/2008 6:35:54 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore
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