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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 11:17 PM
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1. When I was a young man, way back in the 70's, I did polling work for
one of the local TV stations.

It was exit polling and it was done in order to show who was winning throughout the day.

Well, there was an uproar about this and people didn't want to know, so the story went, how the election was going before the votes were cast. So the station stopped the poll.

It was never intended, from my personal understanding, as a quality control on how the election was being conducted from the nuts and bolts side of the equation. It was developed as a marketing tool by media outlets.
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