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Question

I enjoy reading the questions and answers in “Today’s Poll,” but why don’t the numbers ever add up to 100 percent?

Answer

Great question. Our system is designed to round down so we don’t end up with totals above 100 percent, said Jonathan Kealing, online editor. If you took the raw vote totals and included the decimals, they would add up to exactly 100 percent. We display only the numbers before the decimals.

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