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It really depends on the pollster. Generally, a random sample is taken of the population, using methods such as random telephone number generation, and this sample is then weighted to correct for demographic size and sampling issues. Gallup publishes information about how it samples the population for its weekly U.S. Poll. In this case, the sampling is done ...


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The US (and the world) are in a volatile political, economic, and social situation. While polling data might give a more or less accurate snapshot of current sentiment, how this sentiment will translate into votes several months from now is impossible to say. The US electoral system is constructed in a way that separates the outcome in the electoral ...


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