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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-08 08:09 PM
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116. yeah, they blew the call
Florida required a full recount -- which it never received. The pollsters had no business calling it on election night. They certainly had no basis calling it on the basis of an exit poll sample (and they didn't). That's why, at the end of the night, they had withdrawn both their calls, and left the state "too close to call."

This has nothing to do with who won Florida. (As I think you already know, I think Gore would have won a full recount, and would have won by more if votes had been counted as intended.) It has to do with the limits of the exit pollsters' knowledge.

But, hey, rant on.
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