margin of error

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Noun1.margin of error - the margin required in order to insure safetymargin of error - the margin required in order to insure safety; "in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"
margin - an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory"
index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
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The survey has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.
The margin of error is larger for results based on subsamples in the survey," the research firm said.
KAN's poll of 1,290 people representing a statistical sample of the adult Israeli population had a A[+ or -]2.9% margin of error.
Gadon said SWS and Pulse used '1,500 and 1,800 respondents with a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of 3 to 4 percent' which was 'clearly unreliable.' Gadon issued the statement after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) questioned his camp's argument that election surveys published by the two pollsters were 'fake.'
A Stockton University poll released Monday also fell within the margin of error, showing Menendez with a 45 percent to 43 percent lead over Hugin.
The Herald survey, which was cited in a Dawn report, shows that while the PML-N's lead in Punjab is outside the margin of error of + 1.9 points for the region, the lead reduces to five points in areas outside Central Punjab, which makes for over 55 per cent of the province's National Assembly seats, and falls well within the + 2.6 margin of error.
This means that if the survey were conducted 100 times, in 95 of those instances, the population proportion would be within plus or minus the reported margin of error for each subsample.
Garner testified that his rotary laser device had a margin of error of a quarter of an inch over "a long distance" (i.e.
According to the four latest polls carried out over the past five days, centrist independent Emmanuel Macron, a former banker and minister, seems to have a short nose in front with a possible score of between 21.3 percent and 26.2 percent, factoring in a margin of error. Macron's main challenger, far-right leader of the National Front, Marine Le Pen, is almost neck-and-neck with between 20.1 percent and 25.2 percent of voting intentions in the four polls.
The Washington Post/ABC News poll interviewed a random national sample of 1,002 adults with a margin of error of 3.5 percent.
The margin of error was plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.