From the daily archives: Sunday, September 5, 2010

Today, the Columbus Dispatch released the results of their mail-in poll in the Governor’s and Senate races.  The Dispatch poll is the only poll outfit that conducts its polling entirely by mail.  It’s lead for some rather unpredictable results, and as such, has been generally regarded as the least accurate measure of public opinion in Ohio.

The Dispatch claims that their poll has a margin of error of 2%.  I don’t see it.

Of the Dispatch respondents, only 54% said they voted for Strickland in 2006, even though Strickland got 61% of the general election vote—a seven-point undersampling.  […]

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