Marginal Understanding

Friday, August 27, 2004

It's campaign season, which means that we are inundated every day with new results from public opinion polling of "likely voters." But rarely do these reports include information about the polls' margin of error. And even when they do, it's often obvious that the reporter doesn't understand what the margin of error really means. CJR Campaign Desk reporter Thomas Lang explains what's being lost in all the numbers.

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