Polys1336Exam2StudyGuide - Exam 2 Study Guide What are the factors that influence political opinion formation Factors that influence Family(parents

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Exam 2 Study Guide Ø What are the factors that influence political opinion formation? Ø What things are important to consider when making a reliable opinion poll? Question wording (should try to be neutral) Question sequencing Typically have start with a presidential performance poll and then ask policy questions Accurate sample (various ways to contact potential respondents) mailing time consuming, Costly, they want demographics, they're easier to lie about Calling 95% of americans have a phone, difficult to verify who you're talking to, screening calls, asking to participate in a poll causes hangups, cheaper than mailing, quicker but still time consuming) Internet posting a poll on a website, can post it on a search engine, can email people but easy to lie on email, leaves out people without reliable internet face to face depends on where, what time of day, day of the week Ø What are the differences between tracking polls, exit polls, and deliberative polls? Tracking Polls: done during election cycle high profile ones look at the presidential race chart the daily rise and fall of particular candidates Campaigns and parties care a lot about them

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