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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:12 PM
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AP: Exit polls offer some concerns for networks
Four years later, people are finally talking about it...

Exit polls offer some concerns for networks

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer
Fri Oct 3, 6:09 PM ET


NEW YORK - Barack Obama's tendency through the Democratic primaries to perform better in exit polls than he actually does at the ballot box has some media organizations nervous heading into Election Night.

Television networks want to avoid having their performance become an issue for the third straight presidential election. Their political experts hope that experience gained during the primaries will help things run smoothly Nov. 4.

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News Channel and The Associated Press pool resources to conduct exit polls in select precincts, hoping to glean information about why people vote the way they do and to help predict a winner or loser. A combination of actual vote counts and exit polls is generally used to "call" a state for one candidate or another.

Exit polls frequently overstated Obama's vote during the primaries by as much as 3 percentage points. Hmm...could it be that the polls were correct and the results were manipulated?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081003/ap_en_ot/tv_exit_po...
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:14 PM
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1. This is why the RWers are pushing the story line
that some white voters are afraid to say publicly that they'd never vote for a black candidate. They'll use this to explain away the discrepancy.
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:23 PM
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2. BINGO The polls were correct and the results were manipulated
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lob1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:25 PM
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3. I think it can be the exact opposite this time.
Edited on Fri Oct-03-08 09:27 PM by lob1
I can picture some KKK guy who have faced reality and our economy, and he might vote for Obama and tell his sheet buddies he voted for the white guy.


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lutherj Donating Member (788 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:27 PM
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4. Maybe this is what Hillary really meant when she said that Obama can't win. She meant that
it would be too easy for the right to explain away any polling discrepancy with the Bradley effect.
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AtLiberty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-04-08 08:56 AM
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5. The primary results in New Hampshire...
...are highly suspect.
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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 04:50 AM
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6. Hush yo mouf AtLiberty! How could you suggest such a thing?
How can computers make mistakes. You livin in a tin hat universe? You a conspiracy theorist?
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