How the Survey was Conducted Nature of the Sample: District of Columbia Poll of 1,138 Adults
This survey of 1,138 adults was conducted February 17
through February 23
, 2014 by The Marist Poll sponsored in partnership with NBC4, WAMU, and The Washington Informer. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the District of Columbia were interviewed by telephone using live interviewers. Landline telephone numbers were randomly selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the District from ASDE Survey Sampler, Inc. To increase coverage, this landline sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of cell phone numbers from Survey Sampling International. The two samples were then combined and balanced to reflect the 2010 Census results for age, gender, income, and race. Respondents in the household were selected by asking for the youngest male. Results are statistically significant within ±2.9 percentage points. There are 9
8 registered voters. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±3.1 percentage points. There are 738 Democrats defined as registered Democrats and those who are almost certain or will probably register as Democrats for the April 1
primary. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±3.6 percentage points. There are 416 likely Democratic primary voters defined by a probability turnout model. This model determines the likelihood respondents will vote in the April 2014 Democratic primary based upon their chance of vote, interest in the election, and past election participation. The results for this subset are statistically significant within ±4.8 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations.