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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_poll

An opinion poll, often simply referred to as a poll or a survey, is a human research survey of public opinion from a particular sample. Opinion polls are usually designed to represent the opinions of a population .... Brushfire polls are polls taken during the period between the benchmark poll and tracking polls. The number of ...

www.answers.com/Q/Why_are_polls_taken

Polling the jury is a process that can occur after a jury has returned a verdict, to verify that the result read in court was the decision actually reached by the jurors,  ...

people.howstuffworks.com/political-polling.htm

News broadcasts and Web sites often feature polls detailing public opinion. Who selects the people who respond to political polls? And what do the numbers ...

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-23/mikhail-zygar-discusses-how-opinion-polls-are-taken/8548754

May 22, 2017 ... Russian journalist and writer Mikhail Zygar discussion opinion polls on Q&A.

www.electoral-vote.com/evp2016/Info/polling-faq.html

A number of universities also have a polling institute since they have an .... and, if any other polls were taken within a week of it, they are all averaged together.

media.gallup.com/muslimwestfacts/pdf/pollingandhowtouseitr1dreveng.pdf

Why are opinion polls important? Helping regular people be heard. Polls tell us what proportion of a population has a specific viewpoint. They do not explain ...

www.crf-usa.org/election-central/public-opinion-polls.html

Assessing Public Opinion Polls Building your Own Public Opinion Poll Part One ... to be as accurate as a poll taken during election week of the actual election. 4.

www.boundless.com/political-science/textbooks/boundless-political-science-textbook/public-opinion-6/measuring-public-opinion-46/types-of-polls-269-1480

The main types of polls are: opinion, benchmark, bushfire, entrance, exit, ... In meetings subject to rules of order, impromptu straw polls often are taken to see if  ...

www.pewresearch.org/methodology/u-s-survey-research/election-polling

One of the most prominent applications of survey research is election polling. In election years, much of the polling by Pew Research Center focuses on people's  ...

www.dummies.com/education/politics-government/understanding-the-role-of-polls-in-politics

Many of the prominent polling firms that specialize in political campaigns are located in ... For example, suppose that Harry Handler thinks a position taken by the ...