The Civil Beat Poll

Civil Beat Poll – Dems Lead Congress Races

·By Michael Levine

Michael Levine/Civil Beat

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Michael Levine

Discussion

Who are you voting for in the U.S. Congress contest where you live?
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<p><a name="1">1.</a> <strong>ABOUT THE POLL:</strong> Civil Beat surveyed a random sample of 856 likely participants in the upcoming November general election in the 1st Congressional District and 751 likely participants in the upcoming November general election in the 2st Congressional District (i.e., registered voters whose voting histories indicate that they are likely to vote). Calls were made on the evenings of Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, using interactive voice response technology (touch-tone polling).</p>
<p>All results were balanced for age, gender and race/ethnicity.</p>
<p>The sampling margin of error for the 1st Congressional contest is +/- 3.3 percentage points; for the 2nd Congressional race it is +/- 3.8 percent. The margin of error indicates that in 95 percent of samples of this size, the results will be within +/- 3.3 percent or 3.8 percent, respectively, of the actual percentage in the full population of likely voters. Other sources of error, such as imperfect response rates, are also common in public opinion research and may affect the results. The margin of error for any crosstabulated result is larger than the margin of error of the corresponding topline result.</p>
<p>The poll was conducted by Civil Beat working with <a href="http://www.merrimanriver.com/other">Merriman River Group</a>, a full-service consulting organization specializing in opinion research, election management, and communications. <a href="#1a">↩</a></p>
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<p><div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/civilbeat/cb-september-2012-cd-1" title="Civil Beat Poll September 2012 1st Congressional District" target="_blank">Civil Beat Poll September 2012 1st Congressional District</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/civilbeat" target="_blank">Civil Beat</a></strong> </div></p>
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<p><div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/civilbeat/civil-beat-poll-september-2012-2nd-congressional-district" title="Civil Beat Poll September 2012 2nd Congressional District" target="_blank">Civil Beat Poll September 2012 2nd Congressional District</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://www.slideshare.net/civilbeat" target="_blank">Civil Beat</a></strong> </div></p>