Methodology

How the poll was conducted: The Southwest Voter Research Institute (now William C. Velasquez Institute) Exit Poll in the March 8, 1988 Texas Democratic and Republican primaries is based on questionnaires completed by 4,086 voters as they left the polling places in 52 precincts randomly sampled throughout the state to be representative of Spanish surnamed voters. Of the voters polled, 1,939 were Latinos, 1,988 Anglos, 101 Blacks and 58 members of other racial groups. The sample was selected from precincts with at least 100 registered voters of whom at least 1% were Spanish surnamed, thus covering 99% of the Latino Voter.

In 19 out of 20 cases, statistical estimates from this poll of Latino voters should differ by no more than 5 percentage points in either direction from what could be obtained by interviewing all Latino voters in the state. The responses of Black and Anglo voters reflect the opinions of those groups in the same precincts where Latinos are located in the state, but are not necessarily representative of those groups statewide. Robert Santos, Sampling Statistician at the Institute for Survey Research, Temple University, Philadelphia, designed the sample.

The source for all Texas March 8, 1988 tables are SVRI's 1988 Exit Poll, except where indicated.

 

 
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