Poll Average Details- NY US Senate - 1992-11-03 23:00:00

The Poll Average is a weighted and adjusted number.
[Mid Date Column] All times are calculated by the middle date of the poll if it spans multiple days.
A time window of 2 months prior to the most recent poll is used.
[Time Weight Column] Polls are weighted in the amount they contribute to the final results in a linear fashion in this time window - the newest poll has a weight of 1, a poll 30 days prior will have a weight of 0.5 and a poll 60 days out will have a weight of 0. If the same pollster has more than one poll in this time period, only the newest will be used.
[Internal Column] If a poll is marked as being an internal poll for one of the candidates, it's weight will be halved.
[Candidate Columns, Bias] OurCampaigns has calculated partisan bias figures for all Polling Firms based on data from final vote totals in races they have polled. These amounts are subtracted from the poll result - in the case the bias figure is negative it will effectively be added to the poll result and appear as two dashes (minus a negative = plus). [TOTAL Row] The adjusted weights are summed for each poll result and the adjusted poll results for each candidate are multiplied by the poll weight and then summed. Each candidate's poll sum is divided by their weight sum to give the total.

PollMid DateTime WeightInternal Robert Abrams Al SharptonAlfonse M. D'Amato Norma Segal Mohammad T. Mehdi Eddie L. Warren Stanley Nelson
Mason-Dixon10/27X 1.00000   44.0000 - 0.3444 bias 42.0000 - 0.8876 bias        
New York Times10/26X 0.98333   38.0000 - 2.8187 bias 35.0000 - -0.9308 bias        
Marist Institute10/26X 0.98333   44.0000 - 0.4625 bias 39.0000 - -0.3584 bias        
Gordon Black10/25X 0.96667   48.0000 - 6.3444 bias 37.0000 - -1.0398 bias        
TOTAL 41.015975 38.623369 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000