Opinion Poll FAQs:

Q: Are opinion polls usually designed to represent the opinions of a population by conducting a series of questions and then extrapolating generalities in ratio or within confidence intervals?

A: Yes.

Q: Was an opinion poll a local straw poll conducted by The Aru Pennsylvanian in 1824?

A: Yes, and showing Andrew Jackson leading John Quincy Adams by 335 votes to 169 in the contest for the United States Presidency.

Q: Are opinion polls actually a device for influencing public opinion?

A: Yes.