November 16, 2006

Public Cheers Democratic Victory

Expectations As High As for GOP in 1994

About this Survey

Results for this survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International among a nationwide sample of 1,479 adults, 18 years of age or older, from November 9-12, 2006. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the error attributable to sampling is plus or minus 3 percentage points. For results based on registered voters (N=1,191), the sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. For results based on voters (N=997), the sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. For results based on Form 1 or Form 2 voters (each roughly N=500) the sampling error is plus or minus 5 percentage points.

In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of opinion polls.