math
posted by yann alexandria on .
A polling company surveys 1,000 people in Louisiana and finds that 52% prefer one candidate in an upcoming election. The polling company predicts that the candidate will win in Louisiana with 52% of the vote. Does this prediction represent inductive or deductive reasoning? Justify your response.

Inductive. You observe patterns and draw conclusions therefrom. There's no way to prove that 52% will vote for the candidate; it just seems logical, based on the sample taken.