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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 04:21 PM
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13. OK
I'm sorry that you live in a place without paper ballots -- and I'm very sorry that you're unwell.

The exit poll analysts didn't create dead voters in order to make anything add up. However, TIA made a big deal about how the weighted 2004 exit poll results showed more people having voted for Bush in 2000 than there actually could have been. So I pointed out to TIA that a lot of survey evidence -- including one study that interviewed the same people in 2000 and in 2004 -- shows that it is common for people to misremember, or at least misreport, having voted for the incumbent. (An extreme example: Bush-Dukakis was actually pretty close in the popular vote, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the General Social Survey five years later, where Bush "beat" Dukakis by 41 points.) If TIA had a sensible response, I would be happy to consider it. Frankly, I think I'm a heck of a lot less dogmatic than he is.
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