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Response to Brainfodder (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 10, 2020, 01:26 PM

7. IIRC from stats class... What could be happening is that the same sample is repeatedly polled.

If a sample changes, one can't tell if the increase/decrease is due to sample composition difference, so that's likely the reason.

It's not outside the realm of possibility that the first ABC sample is this one, and that the hardcore 30% just do not have access to, or don't open up to, new information from sources.

If 21% of Americans are functionally illiterate, just add non-readers or people without access to media to make that figure believable. Doesn't mean the sample reflects them, or that they can't think clearly about what they hear, either. The sample could have always been a combination of unexposed people mixed with people who approve, though they have the same info as the rest of us.

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