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    Jose
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    I have a take home test due in about 45 minutes and i need to know the answer to this problem.
    Fifty-five percent of registered voters in a congressional district are registered Democrats. The Republican candidate takes a poll to assess his chances in a two-candidate race. He polls 1200 potential voters and finds that 621 plan to vote for the Democratic candidate. Does the Republican candidate have a chance to win? Use (sigma)= 0.05
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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    #119080

    Schuette
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    No – hope this helps.

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    #119082

    Jose
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    I need some math behind it..

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    #119083

    Mikel
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    Depending on what confidence you want – there is about a 25 margin of error, so yes he could win.

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    #119084

    Mikel
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    Make that 2%.

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    #119088

    DavidCQE
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    Using the formula:  phat – z (1-alpha/2) sqrt(phat*qhat/n)
    The 95% lower CI for the proportion voting Democrat is 48.9 % so yes the Republican has a chance to win.

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    Ken Feldman
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    The Republican can only win if the dumb Democrat is from Mass.  Then it is a shoe-in regardless of the polls.

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