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Re^3: When I see a poll

by shemp (Deacon)
on Aug 10, 2005 at 18:11 UTC ( #482693=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: When I see a poll
in thread When I see a poll

The random choice is horribly underrepresented in the results. only 1/8th of the people who do the random thing would actually vote for it because there are 8 choices, and if i agree with the random choice i'll probably not vote for it because im voting at random.

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Re^4: When I see a poll
by wolfger (Deacon) on Aug 11, 2005 at 14:31 UTC
    The random choice is horribly underrepresented in the results.

    First off, I think you mean *over*represented, since nearly 1/4th the people picked it.
    Secondly, you are assuming that 100% are voting randomly. If we assume that 1/8th of the random voters picked "random", then the majority of the "random" votes probably came from people who "pick an answer and vote for another". :-)

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