Polls - Monitoring the trends in the electorate, as they are reported
by Tom Cloyd (reviewed 2020-07-19:2315 PDT)
Polls vary in quality, reputation, and ease-of-understanding. We present here the best and most important, summarized for quick comprehension.
Carefully designed and painstakingly conducted, polls have replaced fortune tellers and oracles for most of us, and for good reason. They are based on empirically validated procedures for generalizing from a much smaller and accessible group of people to a much larger group. These procedures are in fact the basis for all science, so polls deserve the same measured respect science itself deserves.
For the present, we focus on only two subjects below, but will soon be adding these additional three: House of Representatives, Governors, and State Legislatures.
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