# Poll Average Details- WA Initiative 502 - Concerning Marijuana - 2012-11-06 22:00:00

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.

 Poll Mid Date Time Weight Internal Yes No Public Policy Polling 11/3 X 1.00000 53.0000 - 0.8671 bias 44.0000 - -0.8279 bias Elway 10/21 X 0.78333 48.0000 - 3.5289 bias 44.0000 - -1.6976 bias Strategies 360 10/20 X 0.76667 54.0000 - 2.9998 bias 38.0000 - -2.9998 bias Washington Poll (University of Washington) 10/16 X 0.70000 47.1000 - 2.1512 bias 40.1000 - -2.1512 bias Survey USA 9/30 X 0.43333 57.0000 - 5.0381 bias 33.0000 - -3.8172 bias TOTAL 48.882280 42.783935