Background Memo  

The most recent survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind was conducted by telephone from October 18 through October 24 using a randomly selected sample of 502 likely voters statewide.  The sampling error for 502 respondents is +/-4.4 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. All PublicMind interviews are conducted by TMR, Inc. of Cedar Knolls, NJ.  Professionally trained interviewers use a CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing) system. Random selection is achieved through computerized random-digit dialing. This technique gives every person with a phone number (including those with unlisted numbers) an equal chance of being selected.

The questions included in this release are as follows:

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 ...?

Question: In November there will also be an election for Attorney General of Delaware between Beau Biden and Ferris Wharton. So far, how much have you heard or read about this race[READ]

Question: For Delaware's Attorney General do you plan to vote for ... or ...?

see also:
Survey Analysis
Tabular Results

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