A consumer's guide to the polls.

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Oct. 28 2004 5:31 PM

A Consumer's Guide to the Polls

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May weight your vote differently based on your: sex, age, education.

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

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Publishes entire questionnaire with results: Yes, except for screening and demographic questions.

Where: Here.Click any link in the "archive" box to see the summary of a previous poll. From there, scroll to the bottom and click "full poll results" to read the questionnaire.

Screens people out based on past failure to vote: Yes.

Likely voter test:Unspecified.

Raises these questions before asking whom you'd vote for: Whether you view each candidate favorably.

Presses undecideds to pick a candidate:Yes.

Average boost from pressing, last three samples:Unknown.

Disclosure of boost factor: Not published.