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"Good morning. You are listening to WQXL radio.
It's election day! This morning, the Journal-Times
reported that the latest polls indicate Republican
Higgins leading Democrat incumbent Fletcher by a
slight margin of 7%, with a margin of error of +/-
5%. If these numbers hold, Higgins will be the first
woman this city has ever elected mayor."
In an election season, it's common to hear news
reports regarding poll results. What do these figures
mean and where do we get them? Follow a year in
a fictitious election campaign for an inside look
at the mathematics behind the polls and the news
you hear everyday.