Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Wonky Strategic Counsel / Globe and Mail poll: a reader comments

Remember that wonky Strategic Counsel poll released a few days ago? You might remember that the sample size was wrong, the numbers didn't add up, the dates the poll were taken were wrong, and the Atlantic region was not polled. Well, a very judicious reader, "Stats-prof", has a number of brilliant comments addressing some concerns that another reader, Patrick, had with my analysis:

I'm going to assume that they MUST be polling the Atlantic. In which case, that n=170. But why do they never report it? What neglect of both comprehensive poll reporting and of Atlantic Canada. The sample size is enough to report, as the Atlantic margin of error is +/- 7.5% (based on n=170).

Read the full comment.

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