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November 3, 2012 5:05 PM Subscribe
What's the difference between internal and public polls?
posted by fishmasta to law & government (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Throughout the election season I keep hearing about the internal polls campaigns do and how they can differ from all the public polls that get reported. What is the real difference between the two? I've often heard that they can skew to the benefit of whoever commissioned the poll, but wouldn't the campaigns have an interest in getting the most accurate polling possible? Are they using different sampling methods or asking different questions? What's the distinction?