Methodology


How the poll was conducted: The William C. Velásquez Institute conducted an exit poll in Texas to mearsure how Latinos voted during the November 2002 General Elections. The survey was administered by trained interviewers in both English and Spanish. WCVI pollsters interviewed 838 Latino voters in 31 Texas precincts. The sample was designed to cover 90% of all Latino voters in the state. Precincts from 5% to 100% of registered Latino voters were included in the sample. The design is stratified, two-stage, probability-based sample. Precincts were included in the universe if they mey minimum levels with respect to number and percentage of Latino voters. Precincts were then stratified by geography and percent Latino voter participation. The voters poll touched on issues specially relevant to the Latino community which were either represented in the November election or are subject of on-going local and national debate.

WCVI subsequently conducted its 2002 Election Turnout Study. Using the randomly-selected precincts identified for the exit poll conducted, actual counts of election day Latino voters were tabulated. Estimates of early voting by Latinos were used to develop a more accurate turnout figure. The results were weighted for a more exact estimate of total Latino turnout in Texas. Election results in counties with 80% Latino population were used proportionally in the weighting process not to skew turnout numbers.

The margin of error for this study is plus or minus 3.0%. Results may not add up to 100% due to rounding. Margin of error higher for subgroups.

 

 
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