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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:11 AM
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exit polls ..... how many were polled???.... this is BIZARRE
http://www.nashuaadvocate.blogspot.com /

Sunday, January 09, 2005
News: Election 2004: N.E.P. Adds Hundreds of Voters to Exit Poll Sample Without Proof These Voters Were Interviewed, Poll's Veracity Now Unconfirmable

....

So how is it, in a business -- exit-polling -- in which numbers are everything, Mitofsky, CBS, and the Washington Post can't agree on the sample size for the nation's only general election exit poll?

Was it:

a) 12,219
b) 13,047
c) 12,403
d) 13,600

And when the N.E.P. releases its exit poll data in late January, which poll will they release?

And is there any correlation between the fact that Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry won Mitofsky's original exit poll, and the fact that now -- months later -- no one seems to agree on a pivotal, in fact a central issue in the conduct of the poll itself: the sample size?

Is the N.E.P. manipulating its sample size data to pave the way for an inaccurate rendering of its Election Day findings when the Poll is released in late January?

Well, don't let them do it.

When the Poll is released, demand that the N.E.P. explain the discrepancies in its sample size data.


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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:47 AM
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1. Kick
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:56 AM
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:39 AM
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3. kickadeekickkick
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:33 AM
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4. kick for the morning... nt
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mirrera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:39 AM
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5. Is the whole thing a scam?
I just asked Truth is All to let me know what he thinks about this possibility because he is so knowledgable about the numbers. I wrote:
I read The Collier brothers' book VoteScam in which they say the whole poll "business" is a scam. (Victoria Collier on her website http://VoteScam.com has the first 5 chapters on her site.) Lynn Landes read that book also and just wrote this article: Did Networks Fake Exit Polls, While AP "Accessed" 2,995 Mainframe Computers?
http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Jan05/Landes0106.htm
Anyway my question is, have you read this book? I am curious what you think this implies? Do we have any witnesses that have actually been polled anywhere? The Collier brothers were never able to find even one. I am very opened minded about the possibilities since reading the book. It showed me how long ago, the Networks were keeping their "methods" secret. What I don't get is why both sides of the aisle keep going along with it.

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Goldeneye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:41 AM
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6. TIA already kind of touched on it
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:42 AM by Goldeneye
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euler Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:56 AM
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8. Oh brother.
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euler Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:48 AM
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7. The explanation is rather innocent...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 08:54 AM by euler
...and I found the explanation in just over 3 minutes. I accomplished this by using a really cool untility known as 'Google.' To use this tool, go here:

http://www.google.com /

Once there, type in a word or phrase, then click the 'Google Search' button.

http://www.mysterypollster.com/main/2005/01/fun_with_un...


edit for misspelled word in title.
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