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      11-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Templar View Post
True, it is just a sampling, which is exactly why it shouldn't be taken so seriously. I don't take any prediction or poll seriously, no matter what their streak or history is.

I have a feeling they don't really poll that many people, and the "sample" they take is very small indeed.

As far as who is going to win, only actual votes count, and we won't know the answer until tomorrow.
yes but if you take enough samples, you get an idea of the outcome
if there are 100 people
and each sample questions 8 people
after you've done 5 or 6 polls, (assuming you're not asking the same 8 people everytime) you would have an idea of almost half the population.
so one poll is more of a guestimate
5 or more polls is a clearer picture of the truth
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