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Re: st: Poll of polls


From   Clive Nicholas <clivelists@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Poll of polls
Date   Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:40:51 +0100

Richard Ohrvall wrote:

> More information about the data was asked for. The response variable
> is voting intention shares for political parties. I am looking at
> Swedish data, we have an election in September this year. This means
> that there are many political parties in the data. The number of polls
> per month vary over time, they get more frequent when we get closer to
> the election. At this point in time, they are roughly one poll per
> pollster and there are 7-8 pollsters. However, two of them are using
> web panels, so one could argue that they should not be included. The
> remaining are using RDD. We do not have robocalls, at least not yet.
> With one exception they are using fairly similar wording in the
> questions used.
>
> The different pollsters have different number of respondents, so that
> is one parameter to take into the calculation.

I don't believe this changes my original recommendation, but how many
time-points do you have for how many parties by how many pollsters?

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Clive Nicholas

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