Poll Average Details- FL District 26 - 2012-11-06 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 Joe Garcia Joe GarciaDavid Rivera Angel Fernandez Jose Peixoto
St. Pete Polls10/16X 1.00000   43.4000 - -0.6749 bias 45.9000 - 0.6362 bias 1.1000 - -2.2198 bias 1.9000 - -2.2198 bias
Benenson Strategy Group (D)10/11X 0.91667  X 1/2 46.0000 - 2.1766 bias 35.0000 - -1.5747 bias 2.0000 - 0.1169 bias 1.0000 - 0.1169 bias
McLaughlin & Associates (R)9/26X 0.66667   43.0000 - -3.4361 bias 33.0000 - 4.1073 bias   5.0000 - 4.1122 bias
Dario Moreno9/16X 0.50000  X 1/2 38.0000 - -7.3016 bias 44.0000 - 10.6394 bias    
Public Policy Polling9/13X 0.45000   46.0000 - 0.9088 bias 39.0000 - 0.0973 bias    
GBA Strategies (D)9/13X 0.45000   50.0000 - 1.7149 bias 41.0000 - -1.9534 bias    
TOTAL 45.332140 38.615084 2.868266 2.407727