Background Memo  

The most recent survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind was conducted by telephone from February 18, 2008 through February 24, 2008 using a randomly selected statewide sample of 795 registered voters.  The sampling error for 795 is +/- 3.5 percentage points at the 95 percent level of confidence. Survey results are also subject to non-sampling error. This kind of error, which cannot be measured, arises from a number of factors including, but not limited to, non-response (eligible individuals refusing to be interviewed), question wording, the order in which questions are asked, and variations among interviewers. PublicMind interviews are conducted by professionally trained interviewers use a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) system. Random selection >is achieved by computerized random-digit dialing. This technique gives every person with a land-line phone number (including those with unlisted numbers) an equal chance of being selected. Results are mathematically weighted to match known demographics.

All respondents were asked to identify Gov. Corzine, Sen. Lautenberg and Sen. Menendez.  Respondents were randomly given four of five others to identify.

Question:  Have you heard of [rotate list]? If you haven’t just tell me. [If yes, ask:] Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of …?

*not a candidate for US Senate

see also:
Survey Analysis
Tabular Results
Republican Response
Democratic Response

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