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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:35 PM
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Drudge Briefly Showed Exit Poll Numbers then Pulled Them
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 05:36 PM by spooked
THIS interesting article from November 2nd WAS POSTED IN GOOGLE GROUPS. Someone must have threatened Drudge BIG TIME over this!
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/misc.activism.progr...

Via NY Transfer News Collective * All the News that Doesn't Fit
sent by Walter Lippmann (cubanews) sent by Joaqumn Bustelo (marxism list) - Nov 2, 2004 12:46 PM

Drudge Report on Exit Polls suggest Kerry win

As has by now become traditional, exit poll information was immediately leaked to the right-wing Drudge Report despite shoot-leakers-on-sight orders within the six-organization news cartel organizing the sampling.

IF the Drudge Report is true (and such reports have been true in the past, though much else on his web site has proved less reliable) Kerry will almost certainly beat Bush.

Drudge briefly showed on his site, and then took off the numbers, replacing it with text that Kerry was "competitive" in key states and leading in Ohio and Florida. That suggests to me the numbers are real, and Drudge pulled them to prevent their demoralizing Republican voters.

The numbers showed Kerry leads in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and even New Mexico. Should this hold true, this would mean Kerry with at least 300 electoral votes, by my rough calculation, which means a challenged outcome in either Ohio or Florida would be moot, as it could not change the outcome of the presidential race. With a little luck, Kerry could get the
320 electoral votes needed to make a challenge in BOTH Florida and Ohio moot.

This is what he posted that he then suppressed.

......AZ CO LA MI WI PA OH FL MI NM MN WI IA NH
Kerry 45 48 42 51 52 60 52 51 51 50 58 52 49 57
Bush 55 51 57 48 48 40 48 48 47 48 40 43 49 41


You may notice some states are repeated. I assume this is because it is separate male-female results. Newsroom personnel typically would not have access to the doctored "topline" projection of the final outcome until after the poll closing, but do have access to "demographics" by early afternoon.


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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:36 PM
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mattclearing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:47 PM
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2. This is not news.
Yes, this is why people were drinking so heavily at the Capitol Hilton Election Night.

Until around 11:30, when they closed down the open bar and started charging for drinks :)
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Bill219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:54 PM
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3. Wouldn't it be great...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 05:55 PM by Bill219
If Arnebeck could use Drudge against the Republicans somehow
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