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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Darcy Burner ahead of Reichert in new poll

A new poll has just been released by RT Strategies and Constituent Dynamics for the 8th District. It shows Darcy Burner ahead of Dave Reichert, 49% to 46%. The margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points. The sample size was 1,051. Here's the methodology:
The Majority Watch polls, a project of RT Strategies and Constituent Dynamics, comprise polls conducted using interactive voice recognition (IVR) technology over the telephone. In each of 30 contested U.S. House Congressional districts (CDs), a representative sample of about 1,000 voters were selected from voter lists provided by each state. The interviews were conducted August 27-30, 2006. Results were weighted to represent the likely electorate by demographic factors such as age, sex, race and geographic location in the CD. No more than one time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than 3 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all voters in a CD were polled. Each district polled was divided into sub-areas for purpose of analysis.
The poll has a lot of interesting breakdown, more than you'd usually expect. There's a lot of information about the sample itself, include age, gender, race, marital status, income, ecuation, occupation. If you take a look you can see all the results laid out nicely, complete with visuals.

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