# Exit polling is a popular technique used to determine the

Last updated: 11/21/2023

Exit polling is a popular technique used to determine the outcome of an election prior to results being tallied Suppose a referendum to increase funding for education is on the ballot in a large town voting population over 100 000 An exit poll of 500 voters finds that 255 voted for the referendum How likely are the results of your sample if the population proportion of voters in the town in favor of the referendum is 0 49 Based on your result comment on the dangers of using exit polling to call elections How likely are the results of your sample if the population proportion of voters in the town in favor of the referendum is 0 49 The probability that more than 255 people voted for the referendum is Round to four decimal places as needed