Study the facts

Voters must beware of polls about the intense race for governor. Pollsters are no longer counting "undecided" or "do not choose to disclose" voters. If the undecided voters number 30 percent, the polls are meaningless.

For example, say my favorite candidate (Shawn Moody) polls at 12 percent. If 20 percent of the undecided vote for him, he will have 32 percent. Then, if the top three come in at 31 percent, or less, Moody wins. It's simple math.

People must study the facts and watch debates, and ignore the polls.

Anne Ceplikas, Auburn

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 's picture

seriously?

Isn't 20% of the 30% that are undecided something like 6%? So, if you add the 6% to the 12% Moody is polling at, doesn't that only come up to something like 18%? How does 18% beat 31%?

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What?

That's the strangest math I've ever heard of.
If 20 percent of voters are undecided and 20% of those undecided voters select one candidate, that means that candidate will only get 4% of all voters.It's simple math.

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