Edison Research will be conducting exit polls on October 21, 2017 in the Republic of Georgia. The survey is sponsored by the television network Rustavi 2. In addition to these exit polls in Tbilisi and Kutaisi for the Mayoral elections, Edison is also conducting pre-election polling in Tbilisi.
Edison’s team (comprised of Rob Farbman, Senior Vice President; Nino Japaridze, Vice President; and Mary Meyn, Director of Research) visited Tbilisi in early October and announced both the scope and methodology of Edison’s polling, and the results of the first wave of its pre-election polling. Detailed coverage of Edison’s October 4th press conference can be viewed here: http://rustavi2.ge/ka/news/86631#_=_
Edison’s Tbilisi pre-election poll results were released by Rustavi 2 TV on October 9th on Rustavi 2’s flagship weekly analytical program “P.S.”
Public opinion survey results broadcast by Rustavi 2 TV were based on Edison’s poll of eligible voters in Tbilisi, 18 years old and older, conducted from during September 22- October 2. A total of 1200 eligible voters were interviewed. Edison Research used random sampling methodology and conducted face-to-face interviews in respondents’ households. All eligible voters in Tbilisi had an equal chance of being selected. Margin of error for total sample was +/- 3 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level.
The upcoming exit poll will mark the third time Edison Research has carried out exit polling in Georgia. Edison’s polling team has previously covered the 2010 Tbilisi Mayoral election and the national election for Parliament in 2012.