Yo. So, part of GED math is knowing how to understand data, right? What do you make of all the data we hear about elections? Yeah, that’s right, election year’s almost here, and all the candidates are yappin’ on the airwaves and tryin’ to put the best spin on their election. You know how it go!
So, here’s a website that gives a bunch of information on election polls…
All that information! What’s it mean? What’s goin’ on here? Let’s take the page from top to bottom… it says it’s “Poll Averages.” See how the rows of the charts give a number of people who do polls (like FOX News and Gallup… they call people up on the phone and ask their opinion). Then at the top it says “RCP Average” (Real Clear Politics Average). So, how to they figure the average?
The poll numbers for Biden for the democrats are 3%, 2%, 1%, 1%, 4%, and 3%, and the average is 2.3%. The poll numbers for Huckabee for the rep’s say 17%, 11%, 8%, 10%, 6%, and 8%, and the average is 10%. So, lookin’ at those numbers, how’re they figurin’ the average? Figure it out!