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Monday, October 03, 2005

Early Senate polling

Via Kos, here's some early Zogby polling data on the big Minnesota races (real article is here at the Wall Street Journal).

According to the poll, Hatch is up over Pawlenty by a few points, and Amy Klobuchar is up over Kennedy by six. It's early, but Democrats won't be able to find much fault with those numbers.

I take the Zogby Interactive poll all the time; I assume this is where the data is coming from.


At 11:10 AM, October 04, 2005, Anonymous Lost Ox said...

I doubt that the interactive polls are used for the final results. Such a poll would be inaccurate and unscientific, and Zogby is know for their accurate polls.

At 9:58 AM, October 05, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi lost ox. i've been an ~interactive~ participant with Zogby since 2002. they use all the data they get online, as long as it's consistent and verified. as in blogging, you're required to register. once you've taken several polls and answered consistently, you're informed that you're a "valued participant" and are given even more polls to answer. they determine accuracy based on consistency in questions regarding such things as party affiliation, demographics like age, religious affiliation, whether or not you have any children, etc. those questions are asked every time, and though they seem aggravating, they're the questions which determine the accuracy of the person answering the polls over time. of course ~opinions~ and voter preferences are unique, so those questions are reflected only after the efficacy of the recurring questions is determined.

i've never received a phone call to verify my answers, and i've always been included. and i filled out those senate polls for mn.

you should check out zogby.com if you want to participate. honesty is really the only requirement...

At 10:09 AM, October 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Zogby is know for their accurate polls."

Like when they called the '04 election for Kerry - and spent the next day asserting they were right?


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