Not if they work for the Los Angeles Times, they don't.
The political poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times about the November election used a very different methodology. Rather than reporting the actual numbers, the people who conducted the poll decided to count some responses more than others, and to get a bigger sample of Latino voters than other groups. Here's how the pollsters explained it:
These findings are based on a random sample survey of 1,511 registered voters in the state of California conducted from September 15-22, 2010.
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A separate oversample of likely Latino registered voters were interviewed by telephone by Latino Decisions, a joint effort between Pacific Market Research and professors Dr. Gary Segura from Stanford University and Dr. Matt Barreto from the University of Washington. Bilingual dialers gave respondents the option of taking the survey in English or Spanish.
Latinos backing Democrat Jerry Brown by 19 points over Republican Meg Whitman in the governor's race, and Barbara Boxer by 38 points over Carly Fiorina for the U.S. Senate."