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John Tierney, "Edwards Wins: A Theory Tested," The New York Times, May 2, 2004
Voters in Pittsburgh; Baton Rouge, La.; Green Bay, Wis.; Minneapolis; Sarasota Fla.; Rochester N.Y.; Seattle; Kansas City; San Diego; and Kearney, Neb. were asked their opinions on questions pertaining to national security and international trade policy before spending a day discussing these issues in a small group and asking questions of an expert panel. They were then polled again.
Respondents nationwide were less likely to support the war in Iraq and less likely to support free trade at the end of the deliberations.
At the beginning of the deliberative poll, 43 percent agreed that "the war in Iraq has gotten in the way of the war on terror," while 51 percent disagreed. In the final poll, 55 percent agreed and only 33 percent disagreed.
Jack Kelly, "Information changes minds," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania), January 25, 2004
"A deliberative opinion poll models what people would think if they had adequate information on the issues and the candidates," explained Fishkin. Corning at the start of the presidential selection season, "a deliberative opinion poll based on face-to-face interaction with the candidates offers a dramatic alternative to shrinking sound bites and voter inattention," Fishkin said.
"Austin, Texas Chosen As 'New Launching Pad' For 1992 Presidential Election," PR Newswire, July 11, 1991