Poll Average Details- FL US Senate - 2010-11-02 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 Marco Rubio Marco RubioCharlie Crist Kendrick B. Meek Kendrick B. MeekAlexander Andrew Snitker Piotr Blass Bernie DeCastro Belinda Noah Howard W. Knepper Lewis Jerome Armstrong Sue Askeland Bobbie Bean George Drake Carol LaRosa Richard Lock Robert Monroe Bruce Ray Riggs Rick Tyler
Quinnipiac University10/31X 1.00000   45.0000 - 0.1363 bias 31.0000 - 3.2704 bias 18.0000 - 0.3688 bias                            
YouGov10/31X 1.00000   45.5000 - 0.0717 bias 34.1000 - 2.7075 bias 15.2000 - 1.3621 bias                            
Rasmussen Reports10/27X 0.93333   50.0000 - 1.6097 bias 30.0000 - 1.5417 bias 16.0000 - 0.4145 bias                            
Opinion Research Corporation (CNN)10/19X 0.80000   46.0000 - 0.4310 bias 32.0000 - 2.9447 bias 20.0000 - 0.8611 bias                            
Ipsos-Public Affairs10/19X 0.80000   41.0000 - -21.0260 bias 26.0000 - -14.7658 bias 20.0000 - -19.3724 bias                            
Suffolk University10/17X 0.76667   39.0000 - -2.5107 bias 31.0000 - 1.2514 bias 22.0000 - 1.8265 bias 2.0000 - 0.9650 bias                          
Public Policy Polling10/10X 0.65000   44.0000 - 0.0973 bias 33.0000 - 7.1017 bias 21.0000 - 0.9088 bias                            
Mason-Dixon9/22X 0.35000   40.0000 - 0.8876 bias 28.0000 - -0.1330 bias 23.0000 - 0.3444 bias                            
Pulse Opinion Research9/11X 0.16667   43.0000 - 1.6182 bias 27.0000 - -0.0380 bias 21.0000 - -0.2536 bias                            
Voter Survey Service (R)9/7X 0.10000   43.0000 - 0.3855 bias 29.0000 - 0.0003 bias 23.0000 - -0.0542 bias                            
TOTAL 48.374995 31.363807 22.618819 1.035000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000