MATH 119 - ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

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• POLLS

GREAT POLLING SITES!

www.fivethirtyeight.com (by Nate Silver; carefully weights polling data)

www.realclearpolitics.com (averages polling data)

www.surveyusa.com (automated polls)

www.rasmussenreports.com (FOX’s choice)

ARTICLES ON POLLS!

Polls (my handout in class: last major revision: Spring 2009)

• BAD CALL: 1996 NH SENATE RACE (SECTION 7-2)

Article on bad Senate race call in 1996: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/course/Syllabi/96Dartmouth/exitpoll.html

2006 ELECTION AND EXIT POLL "FORCING"…

http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_rob_kall_061117_clear_evidence_2006_.htm (link)

2004 ELECTION …

• Robert Kennedy, Jr. discusses exit polls and the 2004 election. Some of you may want to skip directly to "I. The Exit Polls" for the detailed analysis.

DISCLAIMER: Kennedy is a liberal Democrat, and the truthout.org site also has that slant.

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/10432334/was_the_2004_election_stolen

http://www.rollingstone.com/photos/gallery/10467024/ (The Charts)

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/060106R.shtml (easy-to-access footnotes)

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