A consumer's guide to the polls.

Science, technology, and life.
Oct. 28 2004 5:31 PM

A Consumer's Guide to the Polls

Read the ingredients before you buy.

(Continued from Page 13)

Raises these questions before asking whom you'd vote for: None.

Presses undecideds to pick a candidate: Yes.

Advertisement

Average boost from pressing, last three samples:Bush +0.33, Kerry +0.67.

Disclosure of boost factor: Published.

May weight your vote differently depending on your: Race, sex, age, education, region.

Adjusts results to fit expected party shares of electorate:No.

TIPP (Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor polls)

Publishes entire questionnaire with results: No.

Screens people out based on past failure to vote: No.

Likely voter test: Unspecified..

Raises these questions before asking whom you'd vote for: None.

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.