1 in 2,495
The odds an eligible voter completed a poll or was interviewed by the Gallup Poll about how he or she would vote in the 1936 presidential election are 1 in 2,495 (US, 1936).
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CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON
Crossley AM. Straw Polls in 1936. Public Opinion Quarterly. 1937;1(1):24-35.
Gallup G, Robinson C. American Institute of Public Opinion–Surveys, 1935-38. Public Opinion Quarterly. July 1938;2(3):373-398.
1789-1968. Walter Dean Burnham, series Y79-83, in Historical Statistics of the United States (1975). as published in Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition. Volume 5: Governance and Internal Relations. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2006
1824-1968. Walter Dean Burnham, series Y27-78, in Historical Statistics of the United States (1975), as published in Historical Statistics of the United States Millennial Edition. Volume 5: Governance and Internal Relations. Cambridge University Press, New York. 2006
The total number of eligible voters was used in this calculation instead of the total number of people registered to vote since census records for registered voters
begin in 1966. The number of eligible voters was calculated by dividing the total number of voters (estimated by using the total number of votes cast) by the
percentage of voter turnout. A person had to be at least 21 years old to be able to vote in 1936.
Formally known as the American Institute of Public Opinion poll.
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200
Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c