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Re: Romney 46% - Obama 31%

Posted by AlM on Fri Apr 27 10:15:59 2012, in response to Re: Romney 46% - Obama 31%, posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Thu Apr 26 11:35:07 2012.

If you make all the assumptions that statisticians tend to make (whether justified or not), one standard deviation in your expected results is apporximately 1 divided by the square root of the sample size.

That's why the error for the overall result is 3% while that for the result on independents is 8%.


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