Poll Average Details- GA Governor - 2002-11-05 18:00:00

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 Roy Barnes Sonny Perdue Garrett Michael Hayes Nannette Garrett Sam Hay David C. Byrne Bill Bolton
The Marketing Workshop10/29X 1.00000   51.0000 - 6.8774 bias 40.0000 - -5.3619 bias          
Mason-Dixon10/17X 0.80000   48.0000 - 0.3444 bias 39.0000 - 0.8876 bias          
Insider Advantage10/4X 0.58333   45.0000 - 0.5952 bias 38.0000 - -0.3648 bias          
Mitchell Research & Communications10/1X 0.53333   49.0000 - 2.7632 bias 42.0000 - -0.8968 bias 2.0000 - 0.6600 bias        
TOTAL 45.534688 41.523285 1.340000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000