the_hooterdog Wrote:
May 12, 2012 6:19 AM
Sally Cohen has no clue how statistics work. She claims that since only 14% showed up in a mid-term election to vote to ban gay marriage, that 86% of the population is still undecided on the issue and may support Obama. As if the only reason the 86% didn't vote was because they don't have an opinion on Obama or gay marriage. Virginia has just over 5.5 million eligible voters. A sample size of 14% of them is a statistically significant sample and will very closely represent the population as a whole. It can be said with certainty that 61% of the population is against marriage and only 39% support it, despite the fact that only 14% voted on this issue.