Is generated by a computer using complex algorithms.
Gives each person an equal chance of being in the sample.
Has no preselection criteria.
Just happens, with no control by any outside force.
Perfectly matches the population.
Tighter business controls.
Tough crime laws.
Limits on free speech.
Limits on the press.
Birth control and planned parenthood
Disinvestment in Russia
The Democratic Party.
The mass media.
News magazine shows.
Men have "deserted" Democratic candidates for Republican ones.
The gender gap has remained constant in the past four elections.
Women voters tend to identify more strongly than men with the Republican party.
Most analysts agree about electoral significance of the gender gap.
Men have "deserted" Republican candidates for Democratic ones.
First the Democrats, then the Republicans
First the Republicans, then the Democrats
The Republicans consistently
The Democrats consistently
Neither party has consistently benefited.
A junior college student
A high school student
A student at a large university
A student at a small. liberal arts college
A graduate student in a state university
Between 44 percent & 50 percent of the voters will vote for Obama.
The likelihood of 47 percent voting for Obama is 97 percent.
3 percent of the respondents are falsifying their intentions.
Obama will lose the election narrowly 97 times out of a 100.
None of the above.
Making abortion legal in all cases.
The courts getting tougher on criminals.
Collection of data on race and ethnicity by Census Bureau.
John F. Kennedy.
Provide a counter to more activist views held by the average citizen.
Play an important role in defining both economic and social problems.
Have a disproportionate influence on public policy.
Reflect a single, unified opinion on important political issues.
Enlarge the scope of political conflict.
They may shape economic policies, but they do not define economic problems.
They may shape foreign affairs policies, but they do not define foreign affairs problems.
They both define the problems and shape the policies on social issues such as crime and drugs.
They tend to reflect the views of a single, unified elite.
They tend to reflect the vies of middle America.