Party affiliation

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    Suppose you wanted to find out what the breakdown of Dems, Reps and I's in the US is right now.

    You can't afford a census, so that method is out.

    How would you go about determining the most accurate possible breakdown?

    <I'll be back in an hour to find out what we've come up with...>
     
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    You can get that information from state registrations and do the math at home.

    It is probably cheaper to email the government for the info--and some states have the break down listed on their websites.


    That seems like a highschool project. Why don't you get a little fancy with it and try to color code the US map with shades from blue to white to red?
     
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    Don't hurry......
     
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    Go out on the street and ask three people
     
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    Not all states require one to declare a party in order to register and the information is not current.
     
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    I see neither of you are willing to offer an idea. Color me surprised. math is hard.
     
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    I would ask each registered voter to send me a dollar bill with D, R, L, I or O (other) written on it in black highlighter depending on their party affiliation. Then I would count the D's, the R's, the L's, the I's and the O's before spending any of the money. Then I would donate the money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out why people think that every poll "over samples" Democrats. In order to know if a poll over sampled Democrats, you would need to know what the current breakdown by party affiliation actually is.
     

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