Create a random sample
and find out whom the voters will choose
Congratulations! You have just been hired as a pollster
for Stephanie Higgins. It's your job to determine how
she is faring with different demographic groups in the
city. What you uncover could have an impact on what Higgins
decides to discuss in the next debate and on how she will
spend campaign dollars.
Before you begin your work, you will need to read Stephanie
Higgins's political profile to find out where she stands
on a variety of issues. You will then "hit the streets"
to poll a random sample of a specific demographic group,
asking this question:
"Who will you vote for in the mayoral election"?
Higgins knows the polls show that Webster Fletcher is in
the lead. She wants to know what demographic groups are
giving her the most support and which groups she needs to
pay special attention to.
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