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if you asked the same question about an upcoming election to many people, you would be conducting a
a. scientific poll
b. straw vote
c. public agenda
d. representative sample
d.

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asked by jere
  1. b. A sample is whom you ask, not what you conduct.

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    posted by drwls
  2. A representative sample should fairly accurately mirror the community as a whole. In other words, if 30% of the community is Hispanic, then 30% of those polled should be Hispanic. Asking the same question to "many people" doesn't indicate that they are a representative sample.

    Check out this definition and see if it fits your question.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/straw%20poll

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