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Statistics - Polls: What do the numbers tell us?What Can Go Wrong

Election Day

2:00 p.m.
"Good afternoon, you are listening to WQXL radio. We have the latest information on the hot mayoral contest in our city. Our latest exit polls, of a random sample of those leaving polling places around the city, show that the two candidates are in a dead heat. Stay tuned to this radio station for more information throughout the day."

9:00 p.m.
"Good evening, you are listening to WQXL radio. We have some surprising news to report this evening. Earlier in the day we reported that our exit polls showed that mayoral candidates Higgins and Fletcher were in a dead heat. However, our latest surveys, taken right before voting ended, show that Stephanie Higgins will win the election by a landslide. Our reporter Margaret Velling is at Fletcher headquarters now."

Can Anything Go Wrong?

"Statistics" is inspired by programs from Against All Odds: Inside Statistics.

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