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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-21-08 02:12 PM
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47. bullshit
if the results of the exit polls are confidential or proprietary, then they're bullshit.

I am really really amazed that you, someone who spends significant amounts of time in this forum supposedly advocating for open and fair elections, would think there is any legitimate argument to having exit poll numbers kept from the public.

if they're being done by private companies who don't want to release the data, then we should just ignore them and the goverment or an independent agency should be responsible for exit polling - someone who will release the data to anyone who wants to see it.

Can anyone fathom a single legitimate reason to withold exit poll data from the public?

That's what open and fair elections are about. That's what democracy is about. If you can't see that why are you wasting your time in this forum.

your question:

"You want these people to screw around with confidential data because Conyers is just kind of curious? Or is there actually a compelling public interest at stake?"

do I really have to answer that, or are you that blind?

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