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David Fowler A voter turnout increase from 41 percent to 57 percent is an absolute increase of 16 percent and a relative increase of 39 percent. How did you come ... View > 25-Apr-12
Jamie Dyer Rounding some numbers down and some up [ eg. 41 to 40 and 57 up to 60] can paint an exaggerated outcome (50% increase) - true; but pointedly needless ... View > 25-Apr-12
Ken Collier Sorry folks, but math classes must be in store for you. An increase from 41% to 57% is a 39.024% increase. View > 25-Apr-12


From: David Fowler - Posted: 25-Apr-12 - 09:44

A voter turnout increase from 41 percent to 57 percent is an absolute increase of 16 percent and a relative increase of 39 percent. How did you come up with the statement that there was a 50 percent increase in voter turnout?

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From: Jamie Dyer - Posted: 25-Apr-12 - 12:42

Rounding some numbers down and some up [ eg. 41 to 40 and 57 up to 60] can paint an exaggerated outcome (50% increase) - true; but pointedly needless banter to differ as the context of the story does not change.

What is encouraging by this article though, is, that the common knowledge of the CRAP autocrats penchant for dirty tricks and election fraud coupled with theis author's presentation on polling errors, the hope that the Conservative's 24% of the voting electorate maybe all that they can get. And thus, the large block of non-voters, ~40%, will most decidedly NOT split as the voters had.

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From: Ken Collier - Posted: 25-Apr-12 - 16:23

Sorry folks, but math classes must be in store for you. An increase from 41% to 57% is a 39.024% increase.

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