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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 01:18 PM
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56. One ACT volunteer ...
He wasn't one volunteer in one neighborhood on one afternoon. He was the highly paid head of the ACT organization for the most important state on election day.

Man, oh man.

And on exit polls, the idea that exit polls are always accurate is just plain nonsense and it has been shown by many different people on these boards many different times. It doesn't seem to matter though since the next day there will be a post about how accurate exit polls are ayway.

However, in 1988 the exit polls showed a tie between Dukakis and Poppy, yet Bush won by 8 %.

In 1992 the exit polls showed Clinton with 2.5 % more than he actually got.

In 1996 the exit polls showed Cinton beating Dole worse than he did.

In short for every election in the last 20 years the exit poll has shown the Democratic candidate winning more votes than he actually did. So why is anyone surprised that the exit poll this time showed extra strength for Kerry?

I think it's just pure emotion. People can't believe Bush won so they'll latch onto anything no matter how many times it's been shown to be silly. They just have to believe. It's become a need.

On the Ukraine, anyone who's looked into it even a little bit knows the exit polls used in some countries to verify elections are far different than the ones we use in the USA. They're just completely different animals.

An ass is an ass, but to a farmer and a prostitute, the word may mean very different things. The same is true of an exit poll in Germany and Alabama.

And by the way, in 2000, the Alabama exit poll showed Gore winning the state when he actually lost it by about 15 %. Obvious evidence of fraud no doubt.

Here's a link not that it will do any good.

http://www.mysterypollster.com/main/2004/12/have_the_ex...

Anyway I will try to follow the advice I've given myself for a year now and try to stay away from these threads. They're just depressing and they remind me of the Monty Python skit "She's a witch, burn her."

Thank you. I did have a nice sleep, but now I'm wasting my lunch hour explaining something that's been explained hundreds of times before to people who don't want to hear it. No offense as I'm not speaking specifically to you, but to the true believers out there who aren't going to change their minds.
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