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… What to Look for in Polling ?? [#the audience]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,May 4th,2016

.. there are things that you can llok for in a poll to determine if it is indeed worthwhile ….

.. [-] sample size — the larger the sample , the better ..

.. [-] a tracking poll — not a bad idea . It is a poll that is done over several days . It is also done that way for a long period of time by the pollster , in order to ensure better comparison and reliability ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. [-] a poll with ” All Adults ” is no good . There is a significant chunk of adults that do not register to vote , much less actually vote itself . So ignore this stuff , it is worthless ..
.. [-] registered voters — a decent poll , but others are much better . Once people register to vote , there is a significant pocket of voters that do not bother to vote[ever] at all ..

.. [-] likely voters — these voters are the most likely to actually vote ..

.. [-] very likely voters — these voters are the very most likely of all voters to actually vote …

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