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yodermon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:40 AM
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Why can't we re-Exit poll?
Maybe this has been asked and answered, but why can't Zogby et. al. just re-do some exit polling? As in "Did you vote in the 2004 election? If so, for whom?" Do it nationally, as well as state-by-state (OH, FL)

If there is a big enough sample size, wouldn't this help chip away at the 3M+ vote "man-date" myth?
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righteous1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:41 AM
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1. Not if people lie n/t
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olacan Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:51 AM
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3. I have
not been polled but if I ever am I intend to do just that, I do not like exit polls. I do not want any media telling me who is ahead until all the legal votes are counted.
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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:41 AM
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2. That would be cool... n/t
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:54 AM
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4. Sorry I don't remember the thread
but this has been discussed on this forum before. Maybe someone else can recall where it was. Someone proposed doing a sampling of 10,000 Ohio voters and coming up with a new exit poll.
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Al-CIAda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:57 AM
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5. Re-vote
Re-vote.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 11:44 AM
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10. I agree that there should be a revote in Ohio,
but the thread I was talking about was for a new exit poll.
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The Gigmeister Donating Member (331 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 10:58 AM
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6. Poll now and Bush would win by 60% or more.
People like to say they voted for the winner.
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Beth in VT Donating Member (224 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 11:09 AM
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7. There were some additional exit polls conducted
by independent organizations that also deviated from official results. There should be threads in the archives for the days immediately after the election.
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nicho Donating Member (97 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 11:16 AM
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8. exit polls have a margin of error of 3% usually more
how is that going to help determine an election with a margin of victory of 2%. polls taken in the press are notoriously unreliable. if I remember my stats correctly, a margin of error greater than 3% is statistically invalid. most TV polls seem to be 3.5% or 4%. also, do you really want a sample of say 1000 people to eliminate the election results where 5 million people voted.
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Darkhawk32 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 11:18 AM
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9. Sigh... exit polls tv polls n/t
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