Exit Polling Primer
Rick Brady was the original brains and writing behind the Stones Cry Out blog (or what we sometimes refer to as the Foundation Stone). He’s no longer in the blogging arena these days, unfortunately. One of the subjects he touched on here a number of times before he left (see here, here, here, here and here) was the subject of exit polling. He, along with colleagues, wrote a paper on the subject entitled, "Behind the Controversy: A Primer on U.S. Presidential Exit Polls". It’s a good explanation of problems inherent in exit polling.
You’d think it shouldn’t be that difficult; finding out what people had just finished doing. However, it’s not so simple. It’s a good read and, for a non-statistics guy like me, was still understandable. Worth a read.
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