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Polling method

Sun., Nov. 20, 2005

The Spokesman-Review and KREM 2 News commissioned a survey of Spokane city voters by Research 2000, a national firm based in Olney, Md., with an extensive history in national, state and Spokane-area political polling.

Before conducting the poll, Research 2000 purchased a list of telephone numbers of registered city voters, who had voted in at least one election last year, and selected numbers from that list at random. Persons who answered the phone were asked first whether they were registered to vote in the city of Spokane and to describe how likely they were to vote in the Dec. 6 special election. Those who said they would definitely or probably vote were surveyed, those who said they may not or would not vote were not surveyed.

On the Web: Full survey of 1,105 registered city voters, including additional background on the polling method, can be found at


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