The Civil Beat Poll

Civil Beat Poll – Did Abercrombie Make The Right Choice For Senator?

·By Patti Epler

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Patti Epler is the Editor of Civil Beat. She's been a reporter and editor for more than 30 years, primarily in Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Arizona. You can follow her on twitter at @PattiatCB, email her at or call her at 808-377-0561.
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Tell us what you think about this poll. Did Gov. Abercombie do the right thing?
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<p><strong>About the poll:</strong> Civil Beat surveyed a random sample of 813 registered
voters on Jan. 7–9, using interactive voice response technology
(touch-tone polling). Calls were made to landline and cell phones. Cell phones
were contacted in compliance with Federal law.</p>
<p>Results were balanced for age, gender, race/ethnicity, and phone type. The
sampling margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.4 percentage points. The
margin of error indicates that in 95 percent of samples of this size, the results
will be within +/- 3.4 percent of the actual percentage in the full population of
registered 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 Merriman River Group, a
full-service consulting organization specializing in opinion research, election
management, and communications.</p>