More damn polling statistics . . .
This one was found over at Josh Marshall’s TPMMuckraker page:
(I highly recommend going and reading the comments)
Now … If this Gallup poll is as off-base as the majority of the recent polling data from the various firms in the California governor’s race I wouldn’t place too much credence in it…
And here is where the rubber meets the road. One can’t overlook the wide margins of polling error possibilities found in a such a worthless poll such as this one.
The maximum margin of sampling error for each religious group is as follows: Protestant (±9%), Roman Catholic (±11%), Jewish (±9%), Muslim/Islam (±9%), Mormon/Latter-Day Saints (±9%), Other Christian Religion (±9%), Other Non-Christian Religion (±11%), No Religion/Atheist/Agnostic (±11%).
Holy cow… ±9% to ±11% possible sampling errors depending on group polled?